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Associate in Arts Program Requirements

A.A. Degree: Day & Evening Programs

General Education Core = 44 semester hours credit (SHC); upon completion of core requirements, a diploma may be awarded.

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

English Composition (6 SHC)
Required: Select one course from the following:
*ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 *ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3
  *ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3
*ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC) Select four courses from at least three different disciplines: art, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, music, philosophy, or religion. At least one course must be a literature course.
Select one literature course - 3 SHC required.
*ENG 131 Intro to Literature 3 Humanities
*ENG 231 American Literature I 3 HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3
*ENG 232 American Literature II 3 HUM 150 American Women's Studies 3
*ENG 241 British Literature I 3 HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
*ENG 242 British Literature II 3 Music
*ENG 261 World Literature I 3 MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
*ENG 262 World Literature II 3 MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3
Philosophy
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 *PHI 210 History of Philosophy 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
     
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
Foreign Languages *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
CHI 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 *PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3
*CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 Religion
*CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I 3 REL 110 World Religions 3
*CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II 3 REL 111 Eastern Religions 3
FRE 111 Elementary French I 3 REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3
*FRE 112 Elementary French II 3 REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3
*FRE 211 Intermediate French I 3 REL 221 Religion in America 3
*FRE 212 Intermediate French II 3  
JPN 111 Elementary Japanese I 3
*JPN 112 Elementary Japanese II 3
*JPN 211 Intermediate Japanese I 3
*JPN 212 Intermediate Japanese II 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
*SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
*SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3
*SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 SHC)
Select four courses from at least three different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. At least one course must be a history course.
Select one history course - 3 SHC required  
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3 Political Science
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3 POL 120 American Government 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3 Psychology
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3 PSY 150 General Psychology 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 *PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 *PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
Anthropology *PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3 Sociology
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3 SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3
ANT 240 Archaeology 3 SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
Economics SOC 220 Social Problems 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 SOC 240 Social Psychology 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Geography
        GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3
  
Natural Science/Mathematics (14 SHC)

Natural Sciences - 8 SHC minimum
Select two courses, including accompanying laboratory work, from the biological and physical science disciplines.

BIO 111 General Biology I 4 PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
*BIO 112 General Biology II 4 *PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
*BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3 *PHY 151 College Physics I 4
*BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1 *PHY 152 College Physics II 4
*CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 4  
*CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
*CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4

Mathematics - 6 SHC minimum
Select at least one course from List A. The other course may be selected from List A or B.

List A
*MAT 140 Survey of Math 3  
*MAT 161 College Algebra 3
*MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3
List B
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3 *MAT 175 Precalculus 4
*CIS 115 Intro to Programming & Logic 3 *MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3
*MAT 151 Statistics 3 *MAT 271 Calculus I 4
*MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 *MAT 272 Calculus II 4
Other Required Hours/Electives (20-21 SHC)
Select 20-21 additional semester hours of college transfer general education, elective, and/or premajor courses from those listed above or below
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 3
ACC 120 Princ of Financial Accounting 4 HIS 231 Recent American History 3
*ACC 121 Princ of Managerial Accounting 4 HIS 236 North Carolina History 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 3 *MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 1
BIO 155 Nutrition 3 *MAT 161A College Algebra Lab 1
*BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5 *MAT 171A Precalculus Algebra Lab 1
        *MAT 172A Precalculus Trig Lab 1
*BIO 165 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 *MAT 175A Precalculus Lab 1
*BIO 166 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 PED 110 Fit & Well for Life 2
*BIO 275 Microbiology 4 PED 111 Physical Fitness I 1
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3 PED 113 Aerobics I 1
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 PED 117 Weight Training I 1
BUS 137 Principles of Management   PED  121 Walk, Jog, Run 1
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 PED 122 Yoga I 1
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 *PED 123 Yoga II 1
+COM 110 Intro to Communication 3 PED 125 Self-Defense, Beginning 1
+COM 231 Public Speaking 3 PED 128 Golf, Beginning 1
*EDU 144 Child Development I 3 PED 130 Tennis, Beginning 1
*EDU 145 Child Development II 3 PED 143 Volleyball, Beginning 1
*EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 PED 145 Basketball, Beginning 1
*EDU 216 Foundations of Education 4 PED 171 Nature Hiking 1
*EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 PED 184 Square Dancing I 1
*FRE 181 French Lab 1 1 PED 186 Dancing for Fitness 1
*FRE 182 French Lab 2 1 PED 187 Social Dance - Beginning 1
*FRE 281 French Lab 3 1 PED 189 Clogging 1
*FRE 282 French Lab 4 1 POL 130 State & Local Government 3

+ Three SHC in Communications (COM) may be substituted for 3 SHC in Humanities/Fine Arts. Communication may not substitute for the literature requirement.
* 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
  • Students who complete General Education Core requirements (44 semester hours credit) and earn a grade of "C" or better on each course may be eligible for the Associate in Arts diploma.

Total Semester Hours Required For Associate in Arts degree: 64/65

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

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