Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Associate of Arts

(in effect Fall 2023)

Candidates for this degree must:

  1. Complete between 60 and 64 semester hours of academic credit of which at least 50% or the last 20 semester hours shall be in residence. 
  2. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Select a program that will be recognized on the stu­dent’s official transcript.
  4. Complete the following minimum requirements:

Communications 9 credits

Courses must include ENG 105 and ENG 106, and one Speech course, either SPC 112 or SPC 122. 

Social Sciences 9 credits

Courses must be selected from Anthropology, Economics, Geogra­phy, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Science and Mathematics 8 credits

Courses must include a minimum of four credit hours of labora­tory science and a minimum of four credit hours of mathematics. Courses must be selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Physics; at least one mathematics course must be selected from MAT 121-MAT 227.

Humanities 9 credits

Courses must be selected from Art, The­atre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, General Music, Philosophy, and Religion.

Distributed Requirement 5 credits

Course must be selected from Communications, Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Humanities.

General Electives 20-24 credits

Courses may include up to 16 semester hours of career/technical courses.

Diversity Requirement 3 credits

*The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number of cred­its required for graduation; the course taken to fulfill the diversity requirement will also fulfill requirements in Social Sciences, Hu­manities, Distributed Requirement, or General Electives. A list of courses that will satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the College catalog.

Additional Recommendations

Students are encouraged to check with the transfer institution when selecting courses to ensure as seamless a transition to a four-year institution as possible.