In a global marketplace that’s often less concerned about creating jobs than creating profits, making your own way in the world can seem daunting. You may wonder if your ideas, plans, and dreams could grow from small beginnings. You may wonder where to even begin.

People like American business icon Ross Perot began right here at Texarkana College. He once said, “Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.”

You dreams can be a reality, too.

At Texarkana College, our comprehensive Business Administration program offers you a broad, clear understanding of today’s complex and evolving business landscape. We can give you practical experience and knowledge to help you take your dreams and build a real future in business. Get started right now.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in Business Administration

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associate of Arts degree at Texarkana College.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3   ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3   HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
MATH 1324* (core)
Math for Business & Social Sciences
3   MATH 1325*** (core)
Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
BIOL 1308+1108**, or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I + lab**
3   BIOL 1309+1109**, or core science + lab (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II + lab**
EDUC/PSYC 1300 or BCIS 1305 (core)
Learning Frameworks or Business Computer Applications
3   SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
Total 15   Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2332 World Civilizations I/II
3   Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3   GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
ECON 2301
Principles of Macroeconomics
3   ECON 2302
Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT 2301
Principles of Financial Accounting
3   ACCT 2302
Principles of Managerial Accounting
ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310 / 2366, or MUSI 1306 (core)
Art Appreciation or Introduction to Theater or
Film Appreciation or Music Appreciation
3   BUSI 2301
Business Law
Total 15   Total
Business Administration AA Total

*  MATH 1324 recommended; will accept MATH 1314

** Labs not are required at TC but some institutions may require them.

*** TAMU-T requires MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods

Students are urged to follow the degree plan of the college from which they eventually plan to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

To learn more, please contact us.

Sam Rivas
Associate Professor, Economics
(903) 823-3380
Curt Langford
Assistant Professor of Accounting
(903) 823-3263
Dr. Dixon Boyles
Dean of Business and Social Sciences