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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the AA degree must complete the following:

  1. Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours may be non-academic credits (Physical education or other activity courses, COE, LLS).
  2. Complete LLS 1151 College Life 
  3. Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
  4. Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of:
    • English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123, 6 semester hours),
    • Social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
    • Humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music),
    • Laboratory science (8 semester hours),
    • Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation, music survey, or art history),
    • Mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above, 3 semester hours).

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students completing requirements in technical programs. To receive the A.A.S. degree, candidates must:

  1. Complete the number of semester hours as designated in programs of study.
  2. Complete LLS 1151 College Life 
  3. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  4. Complete the 15 semester hours general education core consisting of:
    • English Composition ( ENG 1113, 3 semester hours),
    • Social or behavioral science (3 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
    • Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation),
    • Computer or computer related (3 semester hours) or Speech (SPT 1113 , 3 semester hours)
    • College Algebra (MAT 1313 ) 3 semester hours or above, OR laboratory science course BIO, CHE, PHY, AGR (4 semester hours).
  5. Complete major courses consisting of 40-65 semester hours.