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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts

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The Associate of Arts Degree is for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution. Course work totaling 60 hours is required for the A.A. degree. The degree includes the 35-hour state minimum general education core that requires courses in English/writing, the humanities and fine arts, history and the social sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences. The curriculum requires a demonstration of competency in communications (oral and written) and mathematics and a mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in specific areas or disciplines. Remedial/developmental education courses are used for placement purposes only and cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.The emphasis is such that the student may meet the lower division requirements in General Education for most four-year institutions. Students planning to transfer should follow carefully the curriculum advised by the senior institution to which they will transfer.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills across disciplines                                                         

  • Apply life skills in areas such as teamwork, interpersonal relationships, ethics, and study habits                     

  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats                                                                        

  • Use technology appropriate for learning                                                                       

  • Discuss issues of a diverse global society                                                                      

  • Demonstrate math and/or statistical skills    


Total Credits: 60

  • ENGL 1013 - English Composition I Credits: 3
  • ENGL 1023 - English Composition II Credits: 3
  • 2 Humanities Electives (must be from two areas) - Courses may be chosen from the following prefixes: ART, DRAM, ENGL, FA, FL, MUS and PHIL Credits / Units: 6
  • MAT 1213 - Quantitative Literacy Credits: 3
  • 2 Lab Science Electives - Courses may be chosen from the following prefixes: BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHSC and PHYS Credits / Units: 8
  • 2 Social and Behavioral Science Electives - Courses may be chosen from the following prefixes: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, PLSC, PSYC and SOC Credits / Units: 6

  • Select one of the following courses

  • SPCH 2303 - Public Speaking Credits: 3

  • Select one of the following courses

  • HIST 2003 - United States History I Credits: 3
  • HIST 2013 - United States History II Credits: 3
  • PLSC 2003 - American National Government Credits: 3

  • Academic Electives (25 Credits) - Courses may be chosen from AJ 1003, ANTH, ART, BIOL, CHEM, DRAM, ECON, ENGL, FA, FL, GEOG, GEOL, HIST, JOUR, MAT (higher than MAT 1223), MUS, PHIL, PHSC, PHYS, PLSC, PSYC, SOC and SPCH Credits / Units: 25

  • NOTE: No more than 10 hours from AGRI 1004, 1114, 2204, 2143, 2313; BA 1003, 2003, 2013, 2103, 2213, CIS 1103, EDUC 1213, 2013, 2213, HPER 1003, ORT 1003, 1201, MM 1003, PE (limit 2 hours) and SPTC.

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