We are currently in the process of awarding our continuing students for 2019-2020 over the coming weeks. The first step in the awarding process is reviewing Pell grant eligibility. Students may only see Pell on ASAP, but should take note they are not fully awarded. Once fully awarded, students will be notified via email.

Gateway Courses 2015-2016

Gateway Courses are generally courses that are necessary for students to progress through their chosen major and are usually those courses which contain material in which a student needs a clear-cut comprehension in order to be successful in completing other course requirements for the major.

Many UTSA majors have designated certain courses as Gateway Courses. Gateway Courses often determine whether a student is a suitable candidate to pursue the indicated major.

How many times can I attempt a Gateway Course?

In order to promote student success and to help ensure that students are choosing majors that are appropriate for their aptitudes and skills, a UTSA student may attempt a Gateway Course for his or her major at most twice. If the student does not successfully complete a Gateway course in two attempts, then the student is required to change his or her major.

Successfully completing a Gateway Course means achieving a grade in the course required by the major. For instance, if the major requires that all of the courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of “C-” or above, then successful completion of a Gateway Course for that major means receiving a grade of “C-” or higher in the course. However, receiving a grade of “CR” through the “Challenging a UTSA Course” process or the “UTSA Competency Examination” process will be regarded as successfully completing a Gateway Course.

For the purpose of this policy, dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution of higher education counts as an attempt at taking the course.

Which courses are Gateway Courses?

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BS Architecture ARC 2133, ARC 2156, ARC 2166, ARC 2233 C-
BS Interior Design ARC 2156, ARC 2166, IDE 2143, IDE 2153 C-
BS Construction Science none
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
Pre-Business MAT 1033 C-
BBA Accounting MAT 1033, ACC 3023 C-
BBA Cyber Security MAT 1033 C-
BBA Economics MAT 1033 C-
BBA Entrepreneurship MAT 1033 C-
BBA Finance MAT 1033 C-
BBA General Business MAT 1033 C-
BBA Human Resource Management MAT 1033 C-
BBA Information Systems MAT 1033 C-
BBA Management MAT 1033 C-
BBA Management – International Business concentration MAT 1033 C-
BBA Management Science MAT 1033 C-
BBA Marketing MAT 1033 C-
BBA Real Estate Finance and Development MAT 1033 C-
BBA Sport, Event & Tourism Management MAT 1033 C-
BA Economics none
BBA Actuarial Science none
BS Statistics none
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BS Health
(Community Health concentration)
HTH 2413, HTH 3503 C-
BS Kinesiology
(Athletic Medicine concentration)
KIN 2303, KIN 3313 C-
BS Kinesiology
(Exercise Science concentration)
KIN 2303, KIN 3313 C-
BS Kinesiology
(Physical Education concentration)
KIN 2303, KIN 3313 C-
BS Nutrition and Dietetics NDT 3413 C-
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
(all concentrations)
none
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
(no concentration)
none
BA Mexican American Studies none
BA Women’s Studies none
BAAS Infancy and Childhood Studies none
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BS Biomedical Engineering EGR 2323 C-
BS Civil Engineering CE 3213, CE 3233, EGR 2323, MAT 1214 C-
BS Computer Engineering EE 1322, EE 2513, MAT 1214 C-
BS Electrical Engineering EE 1322, EGR 2323, MAT 1214 C-
BS Mechanical Engineering EGR 2103, EGR 2323, EGR 2513 C-
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BA Art ART 1003, ART 1013 C-
BFA Art ART 1003, ART 1013 C-
BA Art History and Criticism AHC 1113, AHC 1123, AHC 1133 C-
BA Communication
(all concentrations)
COM 3023, COM 3073, COM 3083 C-
BA English
(all concentrations)
ENG 2213 C-
BA History HIS 2003 C-
BA History – Social Studies concentration HIS 2003 C-
Bachelor of Music
(all emphases)
MUS 1102, MUS 1112 D-
BM – Music Studies concentration MUS 1102, MUS 1112 D-
BA Music MUS 1102, MUS 1112 D-
BA Psychology MAT 1023, PSY 1013 C-
BA Sociology SOC 1013 D-
BA American Studies none
BA Anthropology none
BA Classical Studies & Humanities none
BA Geography none
BA Global Affairs none
BA Modern Language Studies none
BA Philosophy none
BA Political Science none
BA Spanish none
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BA Criminal Justice CRJ 1113 C-
Bachelor of Public Administration PAD 1113 C-
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BS Biology (all concentrations) BIO 1404, BIO 1414, BIO 2313 C-
BS Microbiology & Immunology BIO 1404, BIO 1414, BIO 2313 C-
BS Environmental Science CHE 1103, CHE 1113, CHE 2603, MAT 1214 C-
BA Chemistry CHE 1103 (or CHE 1143), MAT 1214, MAT 1224 C-
BS Chemistry CHE 1103 (or CHE 1143), MAT 1214, MAT 1224 C-
BS Biochemistry CHE 1103 (or CHE 1143), MAT 1214, MAT 1224 C-
BS Computer Science CS 1711, CS 1713, CS 2121, CS 2123 C-
BA Geology CHE 1113/1131, GEO 1103/1111, MAT 1214 C-
BS Geology CHE 1113/1131, GEO 1103/1111, MAT 1224 C-
BS Multidisciplinary Science BIO 1414, MAT 1093 C-
BS Mathematics (all concentrations) MAT 1214, MAT 1224 C-
BA Physics PHY 2103/2111, PHY 2823, PHY 3203 C-
BS Physics PHY 2103/2111, PHY 2823, PHY 3203 C-
Degree Program Gateway Courses Minimum Grade
BA Multidisciplinary Studies none
BS Public Health none

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