Online Associate's Degrees for Military Students

Associate of Arts degrees are now available to active-duty military servicemembers and their spouses, veterans, reservists, and members of the National Guard.  Eligible students may pursue their associate's degree online or in Europe or Asia on-site. 

Requirements

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits, at least 15 of which must be taken through UMUC. Of these 60 credits, 35 credits must be earned in courses that fulfill the general education requirements listed below. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum the student has selected.

A grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken through UMUC is required. A student should complete one associate's degree before applying for another.

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

The general education requirements for the associate's degree generally correspond to those for the bachelor's degree (may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog), with the following exception: The second computing course and the upper-level advanced writing course are not required for the associate's degree.

Curriculum Requirements (25 credits)

In addition to the general education requirements, students must take 25 credits of coursework related to their educational goals. They may choose a general curriculum or a specialized curriculum with its own particular requirements. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all core or core-related curriculum courses. For the specialized curricula, at least 9 credits of coursework taken through UMUC must be earned in core or core-related courses for the chosen curriculum. Students who anticipate seeking a bachelor's degree should select courses that will advance that goal.

Intended Program Outcomes

The student who graduates with an Associate of Arts degree should be able to

  • Utilize academic skills to transition to further academic and professional studies (if he or she is transitioning to a bachelor's degree program).
  • Employ academic skills and specialized knowledge to succeed and advance in chosen career and professional fields (if he or she is completing studies at this level).

General Curriculum Requirements

Students may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMUC's offerings. Students in this program accept responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets their intended learning outcomes. They are encouraged to seek assistance from academic advisors in arranging their curriculum as appropriate to their personal interests and future educational plans.

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • Curriculum course (3)
    (to be selected based on educational and career goals)

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Curriculum course (3)
    (to be selected based on educational and career goals)
  • Curriculum course (3)
    (to be selected based on educational and career goals)
  • Curriculum course (3)
    (to be selected based on educational and career goals)

Elective Courses (13)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree)

Specialized Curricula

The Associate of Arts specialized curricula are for adult students who wish to pursue a specific career or educational goal, often as a basis for further study toward the bachelor's degree. Specialized curricula are recommended but optional within the AA degree in general studies. Appropriate coursework for each of the specialized curricula is indicated by Coursework for the major. Students should take careful note of course prerequisites and recommended course sequences. Curricula may be available only in limited geographic areas.

Accounting

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in accounting will help students demonstrate competencies in fundamental accounting practices to transition toward a bachelor's degree in accounting and related fields.

Coursework for the Accounting Curriculum

Coursework for the accounting curriculum includes the following (students should note prerequisites and other sequencing requirements):

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in accounting. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications,arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management (recommended accounting-related course for the curriculum for students with no prior business experience) (3)
  • Coursework for the major ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I (3)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    or ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    (required for BS in accounting)
    or
    other behavioral and social sciences course (discipline must differ from first)
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities requirement
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course (discipline must differ from first)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • Coursework for the major A core course for the curriculum (3)
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 380 Business Law I (3)
    or STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics
    or other accounting-related course for the curriculum
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3)
    or
    other accounting-related course for the curriculum
  • Coursework for the major A core course for the curriculum (3)
  • Coursework for the major A core course for the curriculum (3)

Elective Course (1)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with accounting curriculum (60)

Business and Management

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in business and management will helpstudents utilize core business concepts and principles to pursue relatedprofessional goals.

Coursework for the Business and Management Curriculum

Coursework for the business and management curriculum includes the following:

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in business and management. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum for students with no prior business experience; also required for BS in business administration)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    (required for BS in business administration; strongly recommended)
    or
    other behavioral and social sciences course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • Coursework for the major ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I (3)
    (core course for the curriculum)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities course

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • Coursework for the major STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics(3)
    (core course for the curriculum)
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • Coursework for the major ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3)
    (core course for the curriculum)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • Coursework for the major ECON 203 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
    (core course for the curriculum)
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations(3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society(3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major Management-related course for the curriculum (3)
    (course required for BS in business administration is recommended)
  • Coursework for the major Management-related course for the curriculum (3)
    (course required for BS in business administration is recommended)

Elective Courses (4)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree—courses applicable to the BS in business administration are recommended)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with business and management curriculum (60)

Computer Studies

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in computer studies will help students apply a selected range of fundamental computer-based skills to advance professional and career goals.

Coursework for the Computer Studies Curriculum

Coursework for the computer studies curriculum includes the following:

  • Required core course (3 credits): CMIS 102 or a programming language course
  • Computer studies–related courses (12 credits): Any CMIS, CMST, CMIT, CMSC, CSIA, or IFSM courses
  • Electives (10 credits): Any courses related to interests and goals

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in computer studies. Sincesome recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • Coursework for the major CMIS 102 Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithm Design (3)
    (required for BS in computer studies; first required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major Computer studies—related course for the curriculum (3)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • Coursework for the major Computer studies—related course for the curriculum (3)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations(3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society
    or other communication, writing, or speech course (3)
  • Coursework for the major Computer studies—related course for the curriculum (3)
  • Coursework for the major Computer studies—related course for the curriculum (3)

Elective Courses (10)
(chosen from any courses to complete 60 credits for the degree—CMIS, CMST, CSIA, or IFSM courses that may be applied to the BS in a computing field are recommended)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with computer studies curriculum (60)

Criminal Justice

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in criminal justice will help students apply knowledge of the criminal justice system to advance professional and educational goals.

Coursework for the Criminal Justice Curriculum

Coursework for the criminal justice curriculum includes the following:

  • Core courses (12 credits): Any CCJS courses
  • Electives (13 credits): Any courses related to interests and goals

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in criminal justice. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major CCJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    or CCJS 105 Introduction to Criminology
    or other core course for the curriculum

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • Coursework for the major CCJS 230 Criminal Law in Action or other core course for the curriculum (3)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities course

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major CCJS 340 Law Enforcement Administration (3)
    or other core course for the curriculum
  • Coursework for the major CCJS 345 Introduction to Security Management (3)
    or other core course for the curriculum

Elective Courses (13)
(chosen from any courses to complete 60 credits for the degree—courses that may be applied to the BS in criminal justice are recommended)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with criminal justice curriculum (60)

Foreign Language Area Studies

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in foreign language area studies will help students develop intermediate foreign language skills and related cultural knowledge in a variety of personal and professional settings.

Coursework for the Foreign Language Area Studies Curriculum

Coursework for the foreign language area studies curriculum includes the following (see also the specific requirements for each language area):

  • Language core courses (12 credits): Sequential courses in a single language, usually numbered 111–112 and 114–115 (or 211–212)
  • Related area studies courses (12 credits): Any courses in the culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics of the area (see specific courses for each language area)
  • Elective (1 credit): Any courses related to interests and goals

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in foreign language area studies if the appropriate core and related courses for the specific language area are selected. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to
take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major Language core course (numbered 111) for the curriculum (3)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
  • Coursework for the major Language core course (numbered 112) for the curriculum (3)
  • Coursework for the major Language core course (numbered 114) for the curriculum (3)
  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • Coursework for the major Language core course (numbered 115) for the curriculum (3)

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • Coursework for the major Related area studies course for the curriculum (3)
  • Coursework for the major Related area studies course for the curriculum (3)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • Coursework for the major Related area studies course for the curriculum (3)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities (3)
    or other arts and humanities requirement
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major Related area studies course for the curriculum (3)

Elective Course (1)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with foreign language area studies curriculum (60)

Legal Studies

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in legal studies will help students acquire knowledge of legal systems to advance professional and educational goals.

Coursework for the Legal Studies Curriculum

Coursework for the legal studies curriculum includes the following:

  • Required core courses (12 credits): LGST 101, 200, 201, and 204
  • Legal studies–related courses (6 credits): Any LGST courses
  • Electives (7 credits): Any courses related to interests and goals

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in legal studies. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities(3)
    or other arts and humanities requirement
  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • COMM 202 Media and Society or other communication, writing, or speech course (3)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 101 Introduction to Law (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 200 Techniques of Legal Research (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 201 Legal Writing (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 204 Legal Ethics (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 320 Criminal Law and Procedures (3)
    (or other legal studies–related course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major LGST 312 Torts (3)
    (or other legal studies–related course for the curriculum)

Elective Courses (7)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree—courses applicable to the BS in business administration are recommended)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with legal studies curriculum (60)

Management Studies

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in management studies will help students to apply knowledge from management-related disciplines to advance professional and educational goals.

Coursework for the Management Studies Curriculum

Coursework for the management studies curriculum includes the following:

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in management studies. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 110 Introduction to Business and Management (3)
    (recommended management-related course for the curriculum for students with no prior business experience; also required for BS in business administration)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    or ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    (required for BS in management studies)
    or
    other behavioral and social sciences course (discipline must differ from first)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities(3)
    or other arts and humanities course

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • Coursework for the major STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics
    (recommended management-related course for the curriculum; required for BS in management studies)
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations (3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
    (discipline must differ from other other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory (3)
    or BMGT 160 Principles of Supervision
    or other management-related course for the curriculum
  • Coursework for the major Management-related course for the curriculum (3)
    (course that may be applied to BS in management studies is recommended)
  • Coursework for the major Management-related course for the curriculum (3)
    (course that may be applied to BS in management studies is recommended)

Elective Courses (10)
(to be chosen from any courses to complete the 60 credits for the degree—courses applicable to the BS in business administration are recommended)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with management studies curriculum (60)

Mathematics

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in mathematics will help students employ appropriate mathematical methods and technologies to accomplish quantitative tasks in professional and educational contexts.

Coursework for the Mathematics Curriculum

Coursework for the mathematics curriculum includes the following:

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in mathematics. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 107 College Algebra (3)
    (fulfills general education requirement in mathematics)
    or
    a higher-level math course
  • MATH 108 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry (3)
    (prerequisite for later courses)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • HIST 125 Technological Transformations(3)
    or other arts and humanities/historical perspective course
  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    or ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • Coursework for the major MATH 130 Calculus A (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major MATH 131 Calculus B (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major MATH 132 Calculus C (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities(3)
    or other arts and humanities course (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • COMM 202 Media and Society (3)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course
  • Coursework for the major MATH 241 Calculus III (4)
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the majorMATH 246 Differential Equations (3)
    or MATH 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics (3)
    or STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics
    (required core course for the curriculum)
  • Coursework for the major A mathematics-related course for the curriculum (3)
 

Total credits for AA in general studies with mathematics curriculum (60)

Women's Studies

Intended Program Outcomes

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in general studies, the specialized curriculum in women's studies will help students develop knowledge of the history, status, and experience of women in professional, personal, and educational contexts.

Coursework for the Women's Studies Curriculum

Coursework for the women's studies curriculum includes the following:

  • Required core course (3 credits): WMST 200
  • Women's studies–related courses (15 credits): Chosen from ARTH 199U and 478, BEHS 220, PHIL 343, and related women's studies and special topics courses (with prior approval)
  • Electives (7 credits): Any courses related to interests and goals

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies while incorporating coursework in women's studies. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. Information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical
sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues) may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Courses (to be taken within the first 18 credits)

Note: Placement tests are required for math and writing courses.

  • LIBS 150 Introduction to Research (1)
  • WRTG 101 Introduction to Writing (3)
    or WRTG 101S Introduction to Writing (3)
  • MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3)
    or a higher-level math course
  • Coursework for the major WMST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women and Society (3)
    (required core course for the curriculum)

Introductory Courses (to be taken within the first 30 credits)

  • BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology (4)
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • WRTG 293 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
    or other writing course
  • IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
    or CMST 301 Digital Media and Society
  • HIST 125 Technological Transformationsor other arts and humanities/historical perspective course (3)
  • BEHS 220 Diversity Awareness (3)
    or other women's studies–related course for the curriculum
  • ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
  • Coursework for the major Women's studies–related course for the curriculum (3)

Additional Required Courses (to be taken after first and introductory courses)

  • COMM 202 Media and Society  
        or other communication, writing, or speech course (3)
  • Coursework for the major Women's studies–related course for the curriculum
  • NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science
    or other biological and physical sciences lecture course (3)
  • BEHS 103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3)
    or other behavioral and social sciences course
    (discipline must differ from first)
  • HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities(3)
    or other arts and humanities course (discipline must differ from other humanities course)
  • Coursework for the major Women's studies–related course for the curriculum (3)
  • Coursework for the major Women's studies–related course for the curriculum (3)

Elective Courses (7)
(chosen from any courses to complete 60 credits for the degree)

 

Total credits for AA in general studies with women's studies curriculum (60)

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