Sep 28, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts

The purpose and intent of this degree are to prepare the student to transfer to an upper division baccalaureate degree program. It gives emphasis to those majoring in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and similar areas. While a student may enter directly into employment upon attainment of this degree, the goal of programs that award this degree is successful transfer with junior status. For successful transfer with program emphasis in arts, humanities, social sciences, and similar areas, a substantial component of this degree, at least 25 semester hours of coursework, shall be in general education. Coursework should include essential communication and computation skills.

General Education Core Requirements

Each A.A. program is required to include a minimum of 25 credit hours in general education coursework, called core requirements, already selected or to be selected from the following:

Humanities and Communications

12 credits required (minimum 6 credits in Communication group)

Laboratory Sciences/Mathematics


This list includes all general education courses for the Associate in Arts degree.  Refer to the specific program of study for acceptable options.

1These courses may not transfer to some Associate in Arts baccalaureate programs as an acceptable math core. Students should check with the transfer institution before choosing these courses for their math core requirements.

Remaining academic work is composed of courses relating to specific programs. Courses required for each program are prescribed in sequence within the Academic Programs section in this catalog. Refer to the Core Coursework Transfer Agreement  for additional information.

*General Studies Transfer

**Course Equivalency Transfer