Associate Degree

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. The Associate in General Education degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64-65 semester hours of college transfer courses. Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. The degree program also includes opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to successfully complete the Associate in General Education degree requirements.

Total Semester Hours Credit required in program = 64-65

Total General Education Hours Required = 15 semester hours credit (SHC)

Note: Courses may have prerequisites or corequisites; see your advisor for more information.

English Composition – 6 SHC

Humanities/Fine Arts – 3 SHC
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: art, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.

Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 SHC
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics – 3 SHC
Natural Sciences
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: biology or chemistry.
or
Mathematics
Students may select courses from the following discipline areas: calculus, college algebra, computer science, statistics, and trigonometry.

Other Required Hours/Electives – 49-50 SHC

Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses. A maximum of 7-semester hour credits in health, physical education, college orientation, and/or study skills may be included as other required hours. Students may select from the Course Descriptions.

Note:

1. 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:
a. Provide evidence of computer courses taken in high school or at another college;
b. Take a computer course at MCC; or
c. Take the MCC Computer Competency Test