Degree Requirements for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree

The Associate Degree (A.A. or A.S.) is awarded to a student completing a planned university parallel program designed to meet the requirements of the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts Degree or a Bachelor of Science Degree. The requirements vary with individual four-year institutions; therefore, students should consult the catalog of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer, discuss plans with their advisor, and/or consult the Advising Center. ORI107 (Student Success) is a college requirement, not a requirement of a specific program. All associate degrees contain the following core requirements:

Entering students are required to complete ORI 107. Transfer students are exempt from this requirement.

Area I: Written Composition

*Keyboarding skills are essential for the successful completion of ENG 101. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts

Students must complete a six-hour sequence in Literature or History. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Science

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major and Elective Courses

19-23 Hours: 

  • ORI 107 is required for graduation.
  • CIS 146 or demonstrated equivalent computer competency skills. 
  • Choose remaining 15-19 hours from degree requirements and major from elective courses appropriate to individual student and transfer institution.
  • NOTE: Students transferring to Engineering Program require Area II (9 hrs), Area IV (9 hrs), and Area V (25-29 hrs). 
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4
Total credits:
60-64

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