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A.A. General Studies

A.A. General Studies

Why Associate of Arts?

This two-year (60(61) credit) program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as art, education, English, history, journalism, library science, pre-law, psychology, sociology, and speech. The curriculum gives students a broad educational background in liberal arts with emphasis on humanities and social sciences. This degree is available online. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to read, write, listen, and speak effectively;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the human cultural traditions as expressed in art, music, theater, language, literature, philosophy, or religion;
  • The ability to apply mathematical principles and to communicate quantitative information effectively;
  • The knowledge and application of scientific principles, methodology, terminology, questioning, and reasoning;
  • The ability to understand, interpret, and analyze human behaviors within the context of history and the social sciences;
  • The knowledge of and the ability to use technology in today’s computing environment.

NOTE: 3 credits of either Humanities & Fine Arts or History & Social Sciences must meet the Cultural Diversity requirement. 3 credits of History & Social Sciences must be within history.
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Total Credits for Program Completion: 60(61)

  First Year - Fall Semester     14(15) Credits Credits
College Writing I3
Introduction to College Studies2
Mathematics Core Requirement3(4)
Oral Communications Core Requirement3
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
  First Year - Spring Semester     14 Credits Credits
Written Communications Core Requirement3
Introduction to Information Literacy2
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement3
History & Social Science Core Requirement3
  Second Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits Credits
History & Social Science Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement3
Basic MS Office3
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective3
  Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits Credits
History & Social Sciences Elective3

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.