Degrees and Certificates
Associate of Arts Degree Programs
The Associate of Arts degree is offered for students who plan to transfer to a four
year institution for the final two years of a bachelor's degree. The AA degree provides
full credit for transfer to other institutions. Sixty hours (60) are required for
graduation. The General Education program for the Associate of Arts degree has a minimum
of 36 semester hours of academic credit in communications, humanities, social sciences,
mathematics, sciences and health fitness. In addition to the required 36 semester
hours of General Education, each student completes an additional 24 semester hours
in a specialization selected from the listing of State University Programs. Students
should consult their faculty advisor to select the appropriate courses in the specialized
field that will fulfill the 60 hour requirement for graduation.
Associate of Science Degree Programs
The Associate of Science degree provides a college credit curricula not specifically designed for transfer, but designed to prepare students to enter the work force, train for a career, or prepare for professional, technical, or managerial employment. Certain four year institutions do accept Associate of Science degree students with full transfer credit.
In this department, the following AS degrees are offered: