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A.A. Degree General Education Requirements


Associate in Arts students must complete sixty (60) college credits to complete the degree. Thirty-six (36) of these credits must be general education credits distributed across five subject area categories. A student must satisfy the minimum number of credits in each category. No more than one credit (1) may be selected from the list of General Education Electives (category G). The remaining twenty-four (24) elective credits should be selected in consultation with an advisor, who will assist the student in selecting college credits most advantageous to the student’s educational goals.

Courses Meeting General Education Requirements


Numbers in parentheses represent the minimum and maximum credit hours in each category allowable toward the total 36 general education credits. If the maximum is taken in one category, the lower number becomes the maximum allowable in the other disciplines. See Section “G” for one-credit electives.

A. Communications Skills: 6*


B. Mathematics: 6-7


Select two general education Gordon Rule mathematics courses from the list below.**

Note(s):


* Communications courses listed on this page and under General Education Electives meet the writing assignment as required by FAC Rule 6A-10.030. Credits earned in these courses in the Fall Term of 1982 or later at the college or by transfer shall be based on a minimum grade of “C.”

** Mathematics courses listed on this page meet the mathematics requirements for FAC Rule 6A-10.030. Credits earned in the Fall Term of 1982 or later at NWFSC or by transfer that are applicable toward A.A. general education require a minimum grade of “C.”

*** Humanities courses listed on this page and under General Education Electives meet the writing assignment as required by FAC Rule 6A-10.030. Credits earned in these courses in the Fall Term of 1982 or later at the college or by transfer shall be based on a minimum grade of “C”.

**** Social Science courses listed on the following page meet the writing assignment as required by FAC Rule 6A-10.030. Credits earned in these courses in the Fall Term of 2002 or later at the college or by transfer shall be based on a minimum grade of “C”.

***** Only 1 credit of the total credits for this course may apply toward A.A. degree general education; the remaining credits may be counted toward the twenty-four credit electives required for the A.A. degree.

† Courses listed with this symbol contain an oral communication component and may be used to satisfy the Speaking-Across-the-Curriculum requirement.

This college credit course qualifies as having an international and/or diversity focus for Teacher Education Programs common prerequisites.

Technology-Across-the Curriculum Course

C. Humanities: 6*


Select two general education Gordon Rule Humanities courses*** following either Plan A, B, or C:

  1. Choose one course from Area I, and one course from Area II, OR
  2. Choose two courses from Area II, and a SPC course from Category G to meet Speaking-Across-The-Curriculum (SATC) requirement, OR
  3. Choose two courses from Area I.

D. Natural Sciences: 11-12


Science course from each of the three areas below:

I. Biological Science: (Choose One)


III. Choose one additional science course from either Area I or Area II above OR (Choose One)


E. Social Sciences/History/Government: 3


Select one general education Gordon Rule social science course**** from the list below:

F. Social Sciences/Behavioral Science: 3


Select one general education social science course from the list below OR a second general education social science course from Category E: 

G. General Education Electives


Maximum of 1 credit in the total 36 required for the A.A. degree

A.A. Degree Checklist – Let’s Review:


  • Have you completed a minimum of 60 credit hours in the following areas?
  • 36 Hours of General Education
  • 6 hours in Communications – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”)
  • 6 hours in Humanities – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”)
  • 3 hours in Social Sciences/History/Government – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”)
  • 3 hours in Social Sciences/Behavior Science
  • 6 hours in Mathematics – Gordon Rule (minimum grade of “C”)
  • 11-12 hours in Natural Science
  • 1 hour in General Education Elective - If areas A thru F do not equal 36
  • 24 hours of College Credit A.A. Transferable Electives
  • Have you completed at least 15 of the 60 credits at NWFSC?
  • Have you completed the Speaking-Across-the-Curriculum requirement? (Look for courses marked with †)
  • Have you completed the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum requirement?
  • Have you completed the Technology-Across-the-Curriculum requirement? (Look for courses marked with ▲)
  • Have you met the minimum 2.0 GPA requirements for the A.A.?
  • Have you applied for graduation by the advertised deadline?