The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who desire a rigorous liberal arts education that emphasizes depth of intellectual and academic experience. This degree is designed for students whose educational interests are in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, and the social sciences. The degree can provide the basis for career advancement or for further study. Because transfer credit and degree requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.

Communications (9 required credit hours)

COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

Humanities (8 required credit hours)
One (1) literature course from the following 3 courses must be taken:

ENG 201, 233, or 234 4 credits
     AND
The following course must be taken:
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits

Social Science (16 required credit hours)
The following courses must be taken:

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*  4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877*  4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present*  4 credits
     AND  4 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* or SOC 120 Principles of Sociology*  4 credits

Natural Science (12 required credit hours)
8 credit hours of science must be taken in courses with the same prefix.
Select the 8 credit hours from the following sciences:

BIO 121 General Biology I*AND BIO 122 General Biology II* 8 credits
     OR
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* AND CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 8 credits
     OR
PHYS 251 Physics I* AND PHYS 252 Physics I Lab*
     AND
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND PHYS 254 Physics II Lab* 10 credits

One (1) Mathematics course from the following 6 courses must be taken:

MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers* 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics*  4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra*  4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry*  4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry*  4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics*  4 credits

Elective Courses (17 credit hours)
Select any 17 hours from the following courses:

ART 104253 3 credits
      Note specific course prerequisites for studio courses selected
ART 100 Art Appreciation*  4 credits
ART 160, 260 Photography courses*  3 credits
ART 220 History of Art I*  4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits
BIO 120 Biology*  4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society*  3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology*  4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I*  4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II*  4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology*  4 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology*  4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry*  4 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software*  4 credits
CIS 117 Visual Basic Programming for Microcomputers*  3 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communications*  3 credits
COM 140 General Communications: Speech*  3 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)*  4 credits
ENG 201, 233, or 234  4 credits
ENG 126 Introduction to Creative Writing*  3 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography*  4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology*  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present*  4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163, or 261  4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation*  4 credits
PHED 106 Wellness and Life Style*  2 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy*  3 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy*  4 credits
PSI 110 American Government and Political Science*  4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology and Personality*  3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development*  4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology*  4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality*  4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology*  4 credits
REL 231, 232, or 233  4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems*  4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage and Family*  4 credits
Total: 62 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

NOTE: Anyone beginning the Associate of Arts Degree at Glen Oaks in the Fall, 1990 or later must complete MACRAO requirements in order to qualify for the degree.

Effective: Fall 2011
Current/Updated: 3/17/16