Associate in Arts 

Art student painting 

Curriculum for an Associate in Arts:

  1. Communication: 9 credit hours
    • ENG 101*, 102*
    • SPCH 101

      * A grade of "C" or better is required.

  2. Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 credit hours
    (at least two areas required)
    • ANTH 101, 275
    • ECON 103, 104
    • GEOG 102, 104, 106
    • HIST 103, 104, 107, 108, 290
    • PSCI 101, 102, 103
    • PSYC 101, 208, 210, 215, 250
    • SOC 101, 220, 270, 280, 290
  3. Humanities/Fine Arts: 9 credit hours
    (one course required in humanities, one course in fine arts, and one additional course from either area)
    • Humanities:
      • ENG 103, 104, 105, 106, 208, 209, 220, 250, 260, 270
      • FRCH 104, SPAN 104
      • HIST 105, 106
      • PHIL 101, 102, 103, 104
      • SOC 240
    • Fine Arts:
      • ART 109, 115, 116, 117
      • ENG 190
      • MUS 101, 102, 103, 107
      • THEA 101
  4. Physical/Life Sciences: 7 credit hours
    (one course required from physical sciences and one course from life sciences with at least one being a lab course)
    • Life Sciences:
      • BIO 104, 105, 107, 125, 144, 146, 151
    • Physical Sciences:
      • ASTR 101
      • CHEM 100, 101, 104
      • GEOG 111, 112
      • GEOL 101
      • PHSCI 125
      • PHYS 100, 101, 201
  5. Mathematics: 3 credit hours
    • MATH 124, 127, 128, 137, 150, 153, 170, 171, 172
  6. Additional hours approved for transfer degrees: 27 credit hours
    (see list for courses approved for A.A. and A.S. degrees in catalog)
    • It is recommended that students include a computer course appropriate for their intended major.
    • It is recommended that students seriously consider completing a foreign language through the intermediate level, namely 104, to enhance their career options.

Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 credit hours

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