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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 3  
*ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3  

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

ART 111 Art Appreciation 3  *ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3  MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3  *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3  *PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3
*ENG 231 American Literature I 3  
         

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

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

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

BIO 111 General Biology I 4  
*CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4  
         
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.
*BIO 112 General Biology II 4 *PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
*CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4 *PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3 *PSY 271 Abnormal Psychology 3
*CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 3 REL 110 World Religions 3
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3 REL 111 Eastern Religions 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3 REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3
*ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3 REL 221 Religion in America 3
HUM 150 American Women's Studies 3 SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
*MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4 SOC 220 Social Problems 3
*MAT 263 Brief Calculus 4 SOC 240 Social Psychology 3
*MAT 271 Calculus I 4 SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
*MAT 272 Calculus II 4 *SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
               
C. Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
(1) Academic Transition - 1 SHC - Required ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
(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 CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
*ACC 121 Princ of Managerial Accounting 4 HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 3
BIO 155 Nutrition 3 PED 110 Fit & Well for Life 2
*BIO 165 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 PED 117 Weight Training I 1
*BIO 166 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 PED 118 Weight Training II 1
BIO 275 Microbiology 4 PED 122 Yoga I 1
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3 *PED 123 Yoga II 1
BUS 115 Business Law 3 PED 128 Golf, Beginning 1
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 PED 145 Basketball, Beginning 1
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 PED 171 Nature Hiking 1
               

* 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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