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AA - Associate in Arts General Degree


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Admission Program Objective Code AAGD
State CIP Code 1192401010

The AA is primarily intended as a transfer degree for students continuing to a 4 year bachelor’s program at a university or state college.  The AA Transfer Programs  indicate the required courses needed to be eligible to be admitted to the university program at the institutions listed.

Associate in Arts students must complete 60 college credits to complete the degree; 36 of these credits must be general education credits distributed across five subject area categories. A student must satisfy the required number of credits in each category. The remaining 24 elective credits should be selected in consultation with an advisor, who will assist with selecting the college credits most advantageous to the student’s educational goals.

General Education


In consultation with an advisor, choose appropriate General Education courses that fulfill your AA Degree Concentration for University Transfer Major .  Select courses from each area as listed below; see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ - Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Core Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General or Core Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Core Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General or Core Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Biological Sciences 4 Credit Hours**
  • ____ ____ - Physical Sciences 4 Credit Hours**
  • ____ ____ - Behavioral Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours***
  • ____ ____ - History/Government Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours***
  • ____ ____ - Additional General Education Credits 4 Credit Hours
     

** One or both of the Biological or Physical Sciences must come from a core group.  See AA Degree General Education Requirements  for details.

*** One or both of the Social Sciences must come from a core group.  See AA Degree General Education Requirements  for details.

Total General Education Credits Required: 36


Foreign Language


A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in one foreign language at the college level, or successful completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

  • ___-____ - Foreign Language
  • ___-____ - Foreign Language

AA Elective Requirements


In consultation with an advisor, select appropriate AA degree college credit electives that fulfull your AA Degree Concentration for University Transfer Major 

  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - Elective 3 Credit Hours

Total Elective Credits Required: 24


Total Program Credits Required: 60


Suggested Two Year Academic Plan


This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester. 

AA General Degree (AA) (AAGD)
First Year
Fall Semester
Core Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ▲ ¶  
Core Humanities - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
Core or General Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours
ENC 1102 - English Composition II 3 Credit Hours ¶   
Core or General Humanities - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  15
Second Year
Fall Semester
Biological Science* - 4 Credit Hours
Behavioral Social Science** - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  16
Spring Semester
Physical Science* - 4 Credit Hours
History/Government Social Science** - 3 Credit Hours
Elective or Additional General Education Hours*** - 4 Credit Hours
Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  14
Total Program Hours:  60
*      At least one Science course must come from the core.
**    At least one Social Science course must come from the core.
***  Students who have already satisfied the 36 hour General Education requirement may take a general Elective.  

AA Degree Checklist:


  • Have you completed a minimum of 60 credit hours in the following areas?
    • 36 Hours of General Education
      • 6 hours in Communications (“C” or better)
      • 6 hours in Mathematics (“C” or better)
      • 6 hours in Humanities (“C” or better)
      • 8 hours in Natural Science
      • 6 hours in Social Sciences (“C” or better in History/Government Social Science category)
      • 4 hours in Additional General Education Credits (if needed)
    • 24 hours of college credit A.A. transferable electives
  • Have you completed at least 15 of the 60 credits at NWF State College?
  • Have you completed the foreign language requirement?
  • Have you met the minimum 2.0 GPA requirements for the A.A.?
  • Have you applied for graduation  by the advertised deadline?

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