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Associate in Arts Program Requirements

A.A. Degree: Day & Evening Programs

Total General Education Hours required = 45 semester hours credit (SHC)

An asterisk (*) indicates that a prerequisite/corequisite is required; see your advisor for specfic course information.

A. Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) = 31-32 SHC
English Composition (6 SHC)
Required:  
*ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry  
*ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines  

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (9 SHC) - Select three courses from at least two different disciplines: ART, COM, ENG, MUS, PHI.

ART 111 Art Appreciation  *ENG 232 American Literature II
ART 114 Art History Survey I  MUS 110 Music Appreciation
ART 115 Art History Survey II  *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
COM 231 Public Speaking  *PHI 240 Intro to Ethics
*ENG 231 American Literature I  
       

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC) - Select three courses from at least two different disciplines: ECO, HIS, POL, PSY. SOC.

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics  HIS 132 American History II
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics POL 120 American Government
HIS 111 World Civilizations I  PSY 150 General Psychology
HIS 112 World Civilizations II  SOC 210 Intro to Sociology
HIS 131 American History I  
       
Mathematics (3-4 SHC) - Choose from the following courses.
*MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy  
*MAT 152 Statistical Methods I  
*MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra  
   
 

Natural Sciences (4 SHC) - Choose from the following courses.

BIO 111 General Biology I PHY 110 Conceptual Physics + PHY110A
*CHM 151 General Chemistry I PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab
       
B. Additional General Education Hours (13-14 SHC) 
Take 13-14 additional semester hour credits from the UGETC courses listed above or from the following general education courses. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
CIS 110 Intro to Computers REL 110 World Religions
*CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic REL 111 Eastern Religions
COM 110 Intro to Communication REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
*ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting REL 212 Intro to New Testament
HUM 110 Technology & Society REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 120 Cultural Studies SOC 213 Sociology of the Family
HUM 150 American Women's Studies SOC 220 Social Problems
*PSY 237 Social Psychology SOC 240 Social Psychology
*PSY 241 Developmental Psychology SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I
*PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology *SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II
C. Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
(1) Academic Transition - 1 SHC - Required ACA 122 College Transfer Success
(2) Other Required Hours (14 SHC) 
Take 14 additional semester hour credits from the courses listed above or from those listed below. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
ACC 120 Princ of Financial Accounting (4 shc) MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry (4 shc)
*ACC 121 Princ of Managerial Accounting (4 shc) MAT 263 Brief Calculus (4 shc)
*BIO 165 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 shc) MAT 271 Calculus I (4 shc)
*BIO 166 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 shc) MAT 272 Calculus II (4 shc)
BIO 275 Microbiology (4 shc) PED 110 Fit & Well for Life (2 shc)
BUS 110 Intro to Business PED 117 Weight Training I (1 shc)
BUS 115 Business Law PED 118 Weight Training II (1 shc)
BUS 137 Principles of Management PED 122 Yoga I (1 shc)
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice PED 123 Yoga II (1 shc)
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations  PED 128 Golf, Beginning (1 shc)
COM 110 Intro to Communication PED 143 Volleyball, Beginning (1 shc)
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation PED 145 Basketball, Beginning (1 shc)
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness PED 147 Soccer (1 shc)

Total Semester Hours Credit required in program = 60-61  (A. UGETC + B. Additional Gen Ed Hrs + C. Other Required Hrs)

One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Arts program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

* An asterisk indicates that a prerequisite/corequisite course is required; see your advisor for specific course information.

Notes:

  1. Students must meet the receiving university's foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.
  2. All degree graduates of Montgomery Community College must demonstrate competency in the basic use of computers. To satisfy this requirement, students may utilize one of the following three options:
    • Provide evidence of computer courses taken in high school or at another college;
    • Take a computer course at MCC; or
    • Take the MCC Computer Competency Test

Total Semester Hours Required For Associate in Arts degree: 60-61

One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Arts program of study. The transfer of the extra hour, however, is not guaranteed.

  • Total Semester Hours Required for Associate in Arts Diploma: 44

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