Associate of Arts Degree Requirements (AA)

To earn the associate of arts degree, the student must successfully complete courses from the following areas:
General Education (See General Education Requirements for an approved list of courses.)

Goal: Critical Thinking

C1 Competency 1: Understand and apply the elements of scientific inquiry and scientific principles in a natural science college laboratory course setting.

C2 Competency 2: Use mathematics to effectively model and evaluate quantitative relationships.

Goal: Communication

C3 Competency 3: Write effectively.
C4 Competency 4: Understand and apply current and appropriate technology tools and resources.

Goal: Social and Cultural Awareness

C5 Competency 5: Recognize expressions of the human experience.
C6 Competency 6: Understand the processes that influence human values, thoughts, social systems and behavior.

Additional Requirements

Written Communication – 3 Semester Hours
In addition to the course taken to meet General Education Competency (C3), the student must successfully complete one additional writing course selected from English 102,152, 155 or 254.

Social Science– 9 Semester Hours
In addition to courses taken to meet General Education Competencies (C5) and (C6), the student must successfully complete nine additional semester hours selected from two different subject areas listed below:
Anthropology, economics, geography (except Geography 151), history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology or criminal justice.

Humanities– 6 Semester Hours
In addition to courses taken to meet General Education Competencies (C5) and (C6), the student must successfully complete six additional semester hours selected from two different subject areas listed below:
Art, communications, English (excluding English courses taken to meet the Writing Effectively competency and the written communications requirement), humanities, journalism, music, philosophy, speech or theater.

Foreign Language– 8 Semester Hours
The student must successfully complete eight 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 one course (four 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.

Students can earn a Global Studies degree designation at MCCC. See Page 43 for details.