Associate of Arts

To obtain an Associate of Arts degree at the College, students must successfully complete 60‐61 hours of college credit. Courses taken to satisfy AA degree requirements must have a "C" or better in order to transfer to most four-year universities. Successful completion of 15 degree credits as a regular student at the College and satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the College are required for graduation. The College also requires all AA graduates to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Students planning to transfer to a specific four-year institution should provide their A&S academic advisor with a degree plan from that institution, as curriculum requirements differ at each college.

Associate of Arts Curriculum
English (9 credit hours) Prerequisites
ENGL 1113 Composition I Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1013
ENGL 1213 Composition II Composition I
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1023
  Choose One  
ENGL 2213 World Literature I OR Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2113
ENGL 2223 World Literature II Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2123
       
Communications (6 credit hours)  
COMM 2113 Oral Communication Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SPCH 1003
DATA 1123 Fundamentals of Information Technology Pass the Keyboarding Entrance Exam
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CPSI 1003
       
Mathematics (3 credit hours)  
MATH 1143 College Algebra OR Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1103
MATH 1153 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1003
       
Humanities (6 credit hours)  
PHIL 2113 Introduction to Philosophy Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHIL 1103
  Choose One  
HUMN 2113 Humanities: Art OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ATRA 1003
HUMN 2123 Humanities: Music OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MUSC 1003
HUMN 2133 Humanities: Theater Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = DRAM 1003
       
Life/Physical Science (11‐12 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
BIOL 1124 Introduction to Biology OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1004
BIOL 2114 General Botany OR Intro to Biology or Instructor Consent
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1034
BIOL 2124 General Zoology Intro to Biology or Instructor Consent
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1054
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CHEM 1114 Chemistry I for General Education OR Academic Reading/Int. Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CHEM 1004
CHEM 1214 General Chemistry I OR Col. Algebra or concurrently enrolled
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CHEM 1414
PHYC 1124 Introduction to Physics OR Academic Reading/ Int. Algebra
PHYC 1134 Introduction to Physical Science OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1004
PHYC 1144 Introduction to Astronomy Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1204
  Choose One  
PHYC 1114 Earth Science OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1104
BIOL 2123 Environmental Science Academic Reading
   
Physical Education (1 hour)  
PHYS 1221 Life Fitness Academic Reading
       
Social Science (12 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
HIST 1113 Civilization through 16th Century OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1213
HIST 1123 Civilization since 16th Century Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1223
  Choose One  
HIST 2113 U.S. History through 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2113
HIST 2123 U.S. History since 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2123
GOVT 2113 American National Government Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PLSC 2003
  Choose Two  
PSYC 1113 General Psychology OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PSYC 1103
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SOCI 1013
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ECON 2103
ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ECON 2203
GEOG 1113 Geography Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = GEOG 1103
   
Electives (12 credit hours)  
Electives may be chosen from any of the above courses not used to meet another requirement or may be chosen from the following:
BIOL 1133 Nutrition Academic Reading
BIOL 2224 Anatomy & Physiology I Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 2404
BIOL 2234 Anatomy & Physiology II Anatomy and Physiology I
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 2414
BIOL 2244 Microbiology Anatomy and Physiology I OR Biology
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 2004
EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education Composition I
EDUC 2123 Instructional Technology Comp I & either FIT or Keyboard Exam
EDUC 2223 Child Growth and Adolescent Dev Academic Reading
ENGL 2313 American Literature I Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2653
ENGL 2323 American Literature II Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2663
GOVT 2123 State and Local Government Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PLSC 2103
HIST 2143 Arkansas History 3 hours of college‐level history
MATH 1153 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1003
MATH 1213 Math for Elem & Middle Schools I College Algebra
MATH 1223 Math for Elem & Middle Schools II Math for Elem and Middle Schools I
MATH 2153 Plane Trigonometry College Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1203
MATH 2163 Business Calculus College Algebra
PSYC 2113 Abnormal Psychology General Psychology
PSYC 2123 Developmental Psychology General Psychology
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PSYC 2103
SOCI 2123 Social Problems Introduction to Sociology
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SOCI 2013
SOCI 2133 Cultural Diversity Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2213 Juvenile Delinquency Introduction to Sociology
SPAN 1113 Elementary Spanish I Academic Reading AND Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SPAN 1013
SPAN 1123 Elementary Spanish II Elementary Spanish I
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SPAN 1023
Up to six hours of AA electives may be chosen from the following:
ACTG 1113 Principles of Accounting I  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ACCT 2003
ACTG 1203 Principles of Accounting II  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ACCT 2013
GBUS 2023 Business Statistics  
BOIS 2203 Legal Environment  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BLAW 2003
BOIS 2303 Business Communication  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BUSI 2013

WHERE SPECIFIC TRANSFER PLANS/AGREEMENTS REQUIRE CERTAIN COURSES/HOURS, SUBSTITUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE DIVISION CHAIR.

Some courses may not be offered each semester. Students should meet with their A&S academic advisor or the A&S Division Chair for more information about course offerings..