Associate in Arts in General Studies

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The Associate in Arts in General Studies is degree that grants academic recognition for the completion of 90 applicable college level credits. It is not for students intending to transfer to a university/college in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and does not fulfill the first two years of general education requirements for a Bachelor degree. See Associate in Arts & Sciences Direct Transfer Degree for transfer purposes.

 Associate in Arts Degree:

General Studies

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Brief Description

The Associate in Arts in General Studies in a degree that grants academic recognition for the completion of 90 applicable college level credits.It is not for students intending to transfer to a university/college in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and does not fulfill the first tow years of general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree. See Associate in Arts & Science Direct Transfer Degree for transfer purposes

Important Notes and Conditions

  • 90 Applicable College Level Quarter Credits
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.0 Required
  • A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skilled area.
  • The BOLDED numbers below are shared (cross listed) courses with other departments. These courses can count only once for credit [Example: GEOG 106 is same as GEOL 106 and may only count as GEOG or GEOL]. Consult course description in the college catalog or speak with an advisor.
  • “P” grade not allowed in Communication Skills, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
  • Courses listed below are subject to change; visit Degrees & Certificates for the latest degree updates.

Completion Worksheet

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Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 CR)
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication (5 Cr)
CMST 141 Introduction to Media Writing (5 Cr)
CMST& 220 Public Speaking (5 Cr)
QUANTITATIVE 5
Choose 5 credits from the following:
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 CR)
Any math course numbered 100 or above
HUMANITIES 15
Choose 5 credits from the following (*Performance / Skills courses): 5
Anthropology: 208
Art: 101, 103, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 120*, 121*, 150*, 151*, 153*, 154*, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 221*, 222*, 225(Cross-Listed), 230*, 235*, 240*, 242*, 245*, 247*, 253*, 254* 256*, 260*, 261*, 280*
Communication Studies: 101, 105, 106, 107, 115, 119, 120, 121, 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 151, 161, 163, 202, 210, 216, 220, 241, 250, 260, 261, 280, 285
Cultural and Ethnic Studies: 100, 101, 102, 103(Cross-Listed), 104, 115, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 160(Cross-Listed), 180(Cross-Listed), 200, 210, 255, 257, 260(Cross-Listed), 285, 286, 287, 288
Dance: 130*, 131*, 140*, 141*, 151*(Cross-Listed), 152*(Cross-Listed), 201*, 202*, 203*
Drama: 101, 106, 141, 151*, 153*, 154*, 155*(Cross-Listed), 161*, 200, 210, 212, 215, 224, 241, 251*, 252*, 253*, 254*, 256*, 270, 280*, 281*, 284*, 285*
English: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 131, 210, 215, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 228, 229, 237, 238 239, 241, 244 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 253, 254, 255, 260, 261, 263, 264, 265, 266, 276, 279
History: 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 120(Cross-Listed), 146, 147, 148, 185, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 223, 230(Cross-Listed), 236, 242, 245, 246, 250, 261(Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Humanities: 224, 230
Music: 100*, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104*, 105, 106*, 107, 109*, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120*, 126*, 130*, 131*, 132*, 135*, 136*, 139*, 140*, 143*, 150, 151, 152, 153, 156, 157, 158, 200*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 210, 211, 212, 240*, 243*
Philosophy: 101, 102, 112, 115, 122, 145, 160, 201(Cross-Listed), 225(Cross-Listed), 247, 248(Cross-Listed), 260(Cross-Listed), 265, 267
Arabic: 121, 122, 123
American Sign Language: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Chinese: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
French: 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 233
German: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Italian: 121, 122, 123
Japanese: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Spanish: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
Anthropology: 100, 106, 108, 180(Cross-Listed), 204, 206, 208, 209, 211, 212, 219, 220, 222, 224, 228, 232, 234(Cross-Listed), 235, 236
Business: 101
Communication Studies: 102, 230
Cultural and Ethnic Studies: 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 109, 115, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 160(Cross-Listed), 180(Cross-Listed), 200, 201, 203, 205, 210, 241(Cross-Listed), 255, 257, 260(Cross-Listed), 285, 286, 287, 288
Economics: 100, 201, 202, 250, 260(Cross-Listed)
Geography: 100, 102, 105(Cross-Listed), 123(Cross-Listed), 200, 207, 250, 258, 277
History: 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 120(Cross-Listed), 146, 147, 148, 185, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 223, 230(Cross-Listed), 236, 242, 245, 246, 250, 261(Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Humanities: 224, 230
International Studies: 105(Cross-Listed), 123(Cross-Listed), 150, 200, 201, 202, 204(Cross-Listed), 227(Cross-Listed), 261(Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Philosophy: 102, 112, 122, 160, 201(Cross-Listed), 248(Cross-Listed), 260(Cross-Listed), 265
Political Science: 101, 121, 122, 123, 125, 155, 160(Cross-Listed), 175, 201(Cross-Listed), 202, 203, 204, 206, 220, 221, 222, 223, 227(Cross-Listed), 230(Cross-Listed)
Psychology: 100, 109, 110, 200, 203, 205, 209, 210, 220, 240(Cross-Listed), 250, 257
Sociology: 101, 105, 122, 150, 201, 210, 215, 222, 230, 240(Cross-Listed), 246, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 260, 262, 264, 265, 268, 270, 275, 278
NATURAL SCIENCES
Courses indicated by (L) have a lab component.
Choose 5-6 credits from the following: 5 – 6
Anthropology: 205(Cross-Listed), 215(L)(Cross-Listed)
Astronomy: 100(Cross-Listed), 101(L), (Cross-Listed)201(L)
Biology: 100(L), 108(L), 125, 135, 150(L), 160(L), 162(L), 211(L), 212(L), 213(L), 241(L), 242(L), 260(L), 275 (L), 276(L)
Botany: 110(L), 113(L), 120(L)
Chemistry: 100 (Cross-Listed), 110(L)(Cross-Listed), 121(L), 131(L), 140(L), 161(L), 162(L), 163(L), 261(L) 262(L), 263(L), 265(L), 266(L)
Environmental Science: 100, 105, 110(Cross-Listed), 207(L), 250(L)
Geography: 108, 205, 206(L)
Geology: 101(L), 103(L), 107, 208(L)
Meteorology: 101, 211
Nutrition: 100, 101
Oceanography: 101(L), 110(Cross-Listed)
Physics: 100, 104(L), 105(L), 109(L), 114(L), 115(L), 116(L), 121(L), 122(L), 123(L), 225
Psychology: 202
ELECTIVES
Choose sufficient credits to meet minimum degree minimum of 90. 15
Any course listed in the Communication, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and all coursed numbered 100 or above as listed in the Bc college catalog. For a complete course listing, go to: All Credit Classes & Descriptions
CULTURAL DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
This degree has a set of BC General Education requirements including Cultural Diversity. Please choose one course to meet the Cultural Diversity Requirement. For approved courses, visit Cultural Diversity Requirement.



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Last Updated June 26, 2017