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Choose from a wide range of courses within the general curriculum of the Associate of Arts.

Explore several disciplines within the Associate of Arts program with a general curriculum at University of Maryland University College. Our admissions counselors can help you select courses to align with your personal interests and future educational and career plans.

About the Associate of Arts in General Studies

The curriculum features courses in writing, research, mathematics, technology, and economics.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner
  • Conduct academic research
  • Think critically

Specializations

Accounting

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • Any ACCT or FINC courses (9 credits)
  • Accounting or business courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:
    • BMGT 110
      (recommended if you have no prior business experience)
    • BMGT 380
    • BMGT 381
    • BMGT 496
    • CMIS 102
    • ECON 201
    • ECON 203
    • IFSM 300
    • MRKT 310
    • STAT 200
    • Any ACCT or FINC courses
  • Elective course (1 credit)

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

ECON 201 or ECON 203

related requirement for bachelor's degree

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting

MATH 107

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Accounting
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Business and Management

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • Business courses (15 credits) chosen from the following:
    • BMGT 110
    • ACCT 220
    • ACCT 221
    • ECON 201
    • ECON 203
    • STAT 200
  • Business courses (6 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, or MRKT courses
    • Any 3-credit CMST course(s)
    • PSYC 321
  • Elective courses (4 credits): Courses that may be applicable to the BS in business administration recommended

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

ECON 201

related requirement for bachelor's degree

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Business and Management
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Computer Studies

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • CMIS 102
    (or any programming language course)
  • Computer studies–related courses (12 credits) chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV courses
  • Elective courses (10 credits): Courses that may be applicable to a BS in a computing field recommended

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

ECON 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies

IFSM 201 or CMST 301

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Computer Studies
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Criminal Justice

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • Any CCJS courses (12 credits)
  • Elective courses (13 credits): Courses that may be applicable to the BS in criminal justice recommended

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

ECON 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice

IFSM 201 or CMST 301

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Criminal Justice
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Foreign Language Area Studies

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • Language core courses (12 credits): Sequental 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 course (1 credit)

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

ECON 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Foreign Language Area Studies
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Legal Studies

Management Studies

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • Management-related courses (15 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, CMST, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, and MRKT courses
    • PSYC 321
    • STAT 200
    • COMM 390
  • Elective courses (10 credits): Courses that may be applicable to the BS in management studies recommended

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

ECON 201 or ECON 203

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

MATH 107 or MATH 108

prerequisite to a later class

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies

IFSM 201 or CMST 301

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Management Studies
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Mathematics

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • Mathematics core courses (18–20 credits) chosen from the following:
    • MATH 130
    • MATH 131
    • MATH 132
      (or MATH 140 and MATH 141)
    • MATH 240
      (or MATH 246)
    • MATH 241
    • STAT 200
  • Mathematics-related courses (3 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT or FINC course
    • General Chemistry I (only offered at UMUC Europe and UMUC Asia)
    • General Chemistry II (only offered at UMUC Europe and UMUC Asia)
    • CMIS 102
    • CMIS 170
    • CMIS 242
    • ECON 201
    • ECON 203
    • ECON 430
    • ECON 440
    • Any MATH course numbered 108 or higher
    • Any math-based physics course
  • Elective courses (2–4 credits)

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

ECON 201 or ECON 203

related requirement for bachelor's degree

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics

IFSM 201 or CMST 301

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Mathematics
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Women's Studies

  • Required Courses
  • General Education Requirements
  • WMST 200
  • Women's studies–related courses (15 credits) chosen from the following:
    • BEHS 220
    • BEHS 343
    • BEHS 453
    • ENGL 358
    • GERO 311
    • PSYC 338
    • SOCY 325
    • SOCY 443
    • SOCY 462
    • SPCH 324
  • Elective courses (10 credits)

Writing and Communication Classes | 6 Credits

No more than 3 credits in writing can be earned by exam.

Introductory Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 101
  • WRTG 101S

This requirement must be completed within the first 18 credits. A placement test is not required for WRTG 101. The requirement cannot be met through course challenge exams.

Writing Class | 3 Credits

All Available Options
  • WRTG 293 or any 3-credit WRTG class EXCEPT for
    • WRTG 486A
    • WRTG 486B
  • ENGL 102
  • JOUR 201

Communication, Writing, or Speech Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

COMM 202

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in COMM, SPCH, or WRTG
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 281
  • JOUR 201

Research Class | 1 Credit

LIBS 150

Arts and Humanities Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Historical Perspective Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

HIST 125

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH or HIST

Arts and Humanities Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

HUMN 100

All Available Options

A 3-credit class in ARTH, ARTT, ASTD, ENGL, GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language

Behavioral and Social Science Classes | 6 Credits

Classes must be from different disciplines.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

ECON 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Behavioral and Social Sciences Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

BEHS 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit class in ANTH, BEHS, ECON, GEOG, GERO, GVPT, PSYC, or SOCY
  • AASP 201
  • CCJS 100
  • CCJS 105
  • CCJS 350
  • CCJS 360
  • CCJS 461
  • WMST 200

Biological and Physical Sciences Classes | 7 Credits

Laboratory Science Class | 4 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

BIOL 103

All Available Options
  • A 3-credit science lecture class with a related 1-credit lab
  • A 4-credit science class combining lecture and lab chosen from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Science Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

NSCI 100

All Available Options
  • NUTR 100
  • A 3-credit class in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS, biotechnology, botany, entomology, general science, or zoology

Math Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

MATH 106

All Available Options
  • MATH 106
  • MATH 107
  • A 3-credit MATH class at or above the level of college algebra

Computing Classes | 3 Credits

Computing Class | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies

IFSM 201 or CMST 301

All Available Options
  • IFSM 201
  • CMST 301

Computing Class Appropriate to Your Major | 3 Credits

Recommended for Associate of Arts with Specialized Curricula in Women's Studies
  • CMIS 111
  • IFSM 300
All Available Options
  • ACCT 326
  • A 3-credit class in CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

The Associate of Arts 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. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.

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

Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMUC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMUC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.