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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 appreciation, music survey, art history I or II),
    • Laboratory science (8 semester hours),
    • Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation, music survey, or art history I or II),
    • Mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above, 3 semester hours).

 

Cooperative Education: Three hours of Co-op (COE) or Learning and Life Skills (LLS) credit are accepted for elective credit in each degree program published in this catalog. These courses are considered as non-academic credit. Therefore, they may account for no more than 3 hours of the 62 required for graduation.



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.

 

Cooperative Education: Three hours of Co-op (COE) or Learning and Life Skills (LLS) credit are accepted for elective credit in each degree program published in this catalog. These courses are considered as non-academic credit. Therefore, they may account for no more than 3 hours of the 62 required for graduation.



Certificate

A certificate is awarded to a student who successfully completes the prescribed programs of study. The requirements for graduation are:

  • Complete each unit of the prescribed program of study.
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the program.
  • Any student (new admit, transfer, or readmit) who enrolls at Northeast with a new catalog term of Fall 2021 or after must have LLS 1151 College Life to graduate. 

Cooperative Education: Three hours of Co-op (COE) or Learning and Life Skills (LLS) credit are accepted for elective credit in each degree program published in this catalog. These courses are considered as non-academic credit. Therefore, they may account for no more than 3 hours of the 62 required for graduation.