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Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts degree requirements: 1) completion of minimum of 60 credit hours, 2) minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 3) minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4) cultural studies course, and 5) demonstration of computer/digital literacy.

60 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

To complete your Degree through Learn on Demand, register for the courses listed in these requirements.
 

General Education Requirements: 33 credit hours

 

Core Transfer Components

 

Choose two of the following Written Communications courses (6.0 credit hours)

  • ENG 101 - Writing I (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 - Writing II (3.00 Credit Hours)
 

Choose one of the following Oral Communications courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • COM 252 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Credit Hours)
 

Choose one of the following Heritage courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
 

Choose one of the following Humanities course (3.0 credit hours)

  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion (3.0 Credit Hours)
 

Choose one of the following Quantitative Reasoning Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • MAT 146 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 150 - College Algebra (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 155 - Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • STA 220 - Statistics (3.0 Credit Hours)
 

Choose one of the following Natural Sciences courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Lab (1.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics (4.0 Credit Hours)
One science course must include a laboratory experience.

Choose three of the following Social Behavioral Sciences courses (9.0 credit hours)

  • ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 223 - Developmental Psychology (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion (3.0 Credit Hours)
Two disciplines must be represented and different from those in the Arts and Humanities category.

Chose one of the following Quantitative Reasoning or Natural Science Courses

  • MAT 146 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 150 - College Algebra (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 155 - Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • STA 220 - Statistics (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics (4.0 Credit Hours)
 

Cultural Studies: At least one course within the 48 credit hour general education block must be selected from the identified Cultural Studies course list.

Additional General Education Requirements: 12 credit hours

 

Choose four of the following courses from the Core Categories and/or Foreign Language (12.0 credit hours)

  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • COM 252 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865 (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 146 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 150 - College Algebra (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 155 - Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 223 - Developmental Psychology (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish I (spoken approach) (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish II (spoken approach) (4.0 Credit Hours)
  • STA 220 - Statistics (3.0 Credit Hours)
At least 6 credit hours must be selected from Arts and Humanities and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences and/or Foreign Language.

Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.

 

Electives (15 credit hours)

Students are advised to choose hours to satisfy pre-major requirements at the institution to which they are transferring.
 

Notes

  • Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at https://kctcs.edu/Degrees_Training/Catalog/
  • A course used to fulfill one category cannot be used to fulfill another category.
  • Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.