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Associate of Arts

Definition
This is a transfer degree in the traditional liberal arts and social sciences. It is designed to satisfy the primary general education requirements at the Regents’ universities in Kansas, while allowing for a small block of elective/major hours.


Requirements
Minimum of 62 hours with 2.0 GPA.

Basic Skills.................................. 15 Hours
English Composition I and II (ENG 102 & 103)*
Public Speaking (SP 106)*
Mathematics (MATH 106 or above)
Computer Course (CS 101, 103, 111, 117, 120, BUS 146 or CIS 146)

Humanities.................................. 12 Hours
(Three fields required)
Art (ART 101, 113, 150)
History (Any HIST)
Language (Any five hour foreign language)
Literature (ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 209, 210, 231, 255)
Music (MUSC 105, 120, 225)
Philosophy (PHIL 201)
Theater (THR 100, 150)

Social Sciences ............................ 12 Hours
(Three fields required)
Anthropology (Any)
Economics (ECON 101, 102)
Geography (GEO 101)
Government (GOV 101, 102)
Psychology (PSY 101, 102, 149, 201)
Sociology (SOC 101, 201, 203, CJC 220)

Natural and Life Sciences.................. 9 Hours
(Both areas required)

Natural Sciences w/ Lab
Chemistry (CHEM 100 or above)
Physical Science (PHYS 104)
Astronomy (PHYS 110 & PHYS 112 together)
Physics (PHYS 201 or above)
Meteorology (MET 105)
Geology (GEL 101 & 102 together)

Life Sciences w/Lab
Biology (BIO 101,102, 103, 111, 203, 210, 211)
Anatomy and Physiology (ZOO 201, 202)

Physical Education-Activity................ 2 Hours
Must include one non-varsity class; physically challenged my substitute
two hours of First Aid (HLTH 101) for activity.
Electives or Major.......................... 12 Hours


Other Requirement
Post Assessment Examination (As determined by the college)
*Minimum Grade of C
Basic English Composition, Preparatory Composition, Reading Improvement I, II, & III, Basic Applied Math and Elementary Algebra will not be counted as part of the 62 hours for graduation. The courses listed above will satisfy DCCC graduation requirements for this degree. The transferability of individual courses is ultimately the decision of the receiving institution. Students bear the responsibility for becoming familiar with the requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer.