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Associate Degree Requirements

All Associate Degrees must have a General Education core. That core draws not from specific occupational or professional objectives but from thought processes of the mathematician, the scientist, the writer, the humanist, and the social scientist. Grappling with universal questions, students learn how the past developed answers and how past answers become foundations for dealing with questions in the present and future.

The General Education core consists of courses that are drawn from the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and other courses which prepare the student for life experiences. They are essential elements in the achievement of identified competencies and are not directed toward specialized study or specific occupational or professional objectives.

Associate in Arts Degree programs will have a minimum of sixty-four (64) credits from the following distribution:

English Composition 3-4 credits*
English Electives 3-4 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language 9 credits
Mathematics 6-8 credits
Lab Science 8 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 15 credits
Open Electives** 9-12 credits

 

Associate Arts in Liberal Arts Degree program with specialization will have a minimum of sixty-four (64 credits) from the following distribution:

English Composition 3-4 credits*
English Electives 3-4 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/ World Language 9 credits
Mathematics 6-8 credits
Lab Science 8 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Specialized area electives 20 credits
Liberal Arts or Open Electives** 2-5 credits

 

Associate in Science Degree programs will have a minimum of sixty-four (64) credits from the following distribution:

English Composition and Literature or Communication 6 credits*
Social Science 3 credits
Mathematics 3-4 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language 3 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 6 credits - Minimum of two (2) courses and six (6) credits from categories 1-5
Program Specific Courses 32 credits

* Requirements for transfer students from other colleges or colleges within the CCSNH System can be met with a successfully completed 3-credit English Composition course
** May include computer literacy course or competencies within the open elective area