Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

To earn the Associate of Arts degree, the student must successfully complete courses from the following areas to meet the minimum general education distribution requirements:

Written Communication - 6 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete English 151 and one (1) additional course selected from English 102, 152, 155, or 254.

Mathematics and/or Science* - 8 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must:

  1. Successfully complete courses selected from two (2) or more of the following subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Geography 151, Physical Science, Physics.
  2. Pass the Mathematics assessment or successfully complete at least three (3) semester hours of
    mathematics from courses numbered MATH 124 or higher.

Social Science - 12 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete Political Science 151 and additional courses selected from two (2) different subject areas listed below:

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography (except 151), History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.

Computer Skills

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete one (1) course selected from BMGT 160, CIS 130, MDTC 160, WPR 102 or WPR 110, or achieve a satisfactory score on a computer skills assessement.

Humanities - 9 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete courses selected from two (2) different subject areas listed below:

Art, Communications, English (excluding 101 and ENGL courses taken to meet Written Communication requirements), Humanities, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Speech, or Theater.

Foreign Language - 8 semester hours

The student must successfully complete eight (8) semester hours of one foreign language. Students with a minimum of four semesters of one foreign language in high school may petition the dean of Humanities/Social Sciences for a waiver of up to four (4) credits of this requirement. Students receiving waivers do not earn college credit and will need to earn additional hours to meet the 60-hour degree requirement.

*It is strongly recommended that students select a science course with a scheduled laboratory period.

 page last updated: August 14, 2014