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Associate in Arts Degree

General information for all A.A. degree seekers

MCC's Associate in Arts degree provides a well-rounded educational foundation that prepares students to select appropriate majors/career paths, help them transfer and successfully complete baccalaureate degrees.

Students who plan to earn an Associate in Arts degree should meet with an advisor or counselor to make sure they're taking the right classes. This degree prepares them for further study in any of the following areas:

Anthropology Mass Communications
Art Mathematics
Biology Music
Business Nursing
Chemistry Philosophy
Criminal Justice Physical Education
Economics Physics
Education Political Science
English Psychology
Foreign Language Social Work
Geography Sociology
Geology Communications and Theater Arts
History Teacher Education
Journalism  

 Associate in Arts Degree

General Education Requirements:
COLL 100  First-Year Seminar 1
     
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
(9 credit hours including one Civics/American Institutions course)
ANTH 100 General Anthropology 3
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology* 3
GEOG 105 World Geography* 3
GEOG 113 Cultural/Human Geography* 3
ECON 110 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 211 Microeconomics 3
POLS 234 Intro to International Relations* 3
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
PSYC 243 Human Lifespan Development 4
SOCI 160 Intro to Sociology 3
Civic/American Institutions  
HIST 120 United States History to 1865 3
HIST 121 United States History since 1865 3
POLS 136 Intro to American National Politics 3
     
Oral Communications:
(3 credit hours)
 
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech  3
COMM 102 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3
COMM 110 Argumentation and Debate  3
COMM 204 Small Group Communication 3
COMM 223 Interpersonal Relations   
     
Written Communications:
(6 credit hours)
 
 ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I  3
 ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II  3
     
Natural Sciences:
(7 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines and including one course with a lab component)
Lab courses:  
BIOL 101 General Biology 5
BIOL 102 Environmental Science 5
BIOL 104 General Botany 5
BIOL 106 General Zoology 5
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy  5
BIOL 118 Introduction to Biology 5
BIOL 123 General Biology for Majors I  5
BIOL 210 Human Physiology 5
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry 5
CHEM 105 Intro Chemistry for Health Science 5
CHEM 107 Preparatory General Chemistry 5
CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I  5
GEOG 104 Principles of Physical Geography 5
GEOG 110 Meteorology 4
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 5
GEOL 102 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 103 Environmental Geology  5
GEOL 110 Oceanography 4
GEOL 180 Energy and the Environment  5
PHYS 101L Introductory Physics with Lab 5
PHYS 104L Foundations of Physical Science with Lab 5
PHYS 106L General Astronomy with Lab 5
PHYS 112 Technical Physics 5
PHYS 130 General Physics I 5
PHYS 220 Engineering Physics II 5
Non-lab courses:  
BIOL 120 Bioethics 3
BIOL 132 Human Nutrition 3
PHYS 101 Introductory Physics 4
PHYS 104 Foundations of Physical Science 4
PHYS 106 General Astronomy 4
     
Mathematical Sciences:
(3 credit hours minimum)
 
MATH 115 Statistics 3
MATH 119 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling 3
MATH 120 College Algebra 3
MATH 150 PreCalculus 3
(or any MATH course for which MATH 115, 119 or 120 is a prerequisite) 3-5
     
Humanities and Fine Arts:
(9 credit hours minimum and at least 3 credit hours from each sub-category)
Western Civilization:    
HIST 133 Foundations of Western Civilization 3
HIST 134 Modern Western Civilization 3
Humanities:    
ENGL 214 Introduction to Fiction  3
ENGL 216 Introduction to Drama and Poetry 3
ENGL 218 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 220 British Literature to 1750*  3
ENGL 221 British Literature 1750 - Present* 3
ENGL 222 American Literature to 1860 3
ENGL 223 American Literature 1860 - Present 3
ENGL 254 World Literature I*  3
ENGL 255 World Literature II* 3
ENGL 260 African American Literature*  3
ENGL 262 Women's Lives and Autobiography* 3
ENGL 264 U.S. Latino and Latina Literature* 3
ENGL 267 North American Indian Literature*  3
ENGL 268 Women's Literature* 3
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 148 Critical Thinking    3
PHIL 200 Logic 3
PHIL 203 Ethics 3
Humanities Appreciation:  
ARAB 101 Elementary Modern Arabic I 4-5
ARAB 102 Elementary Modern Arabic II 4-5
ART 108 Survey of Art* 3
ART 150 History of Art I 3
ART 151 History of Art II 3
CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I 4-5
CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II 4-5
COMM 128 Introduction to Film 3
FREN 101 Elementary French I   3
FREN 102 Elementary French II 5
GERM 101 Elementary German I 5
GERM 102 Elementary German II 5
MUSI 107 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUSI 108 Music Appreciation 3
MUSI 118 Evolution of Jazz* 3
MUSI 160 Music of the World's Cultures* 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I  5
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 5
THEA 106 Theater Appreciation 3
THEA 114 Theater and the Western World 3
THEA 116 Children's Theater 3
Choose only one from this group:   
ART 100 Art Fundamentals I 
ART 110 Drawing I 3
ART 170 Ceramics I 3
ENGL 201 Creative Writing I 3
ENGL 209 Creative Writing: Screenwriting 3
ENGL 210 Creative Writing: Writing Children's Literature 3
GDES 110 Computers in Design I 3
GDES 115 Introduction to Graphic Arts 3
MUSI 101 Choir I 1
MUSI 103 Concert Band I 1
MUSI 105 Orchestra I 1
MUSI 134 Jazz Band I 1
THEA 115 Acting in a Video and/or Digital Medium 3
THEA 120 Acting I 3
THEA 121 Elements of Play Production 3
     
Global Diversity:  3
Required Global Diversity Course:  Courses marked with an asterisk (*)  are global diversity courses.  Choose one of the indicated courses above to fulfill the Global Diversity requirement.
     
Additional General Education Electives
If needed, students may select any additional course(s) listed above or taken from the list of MOTR courses to complete the 42 credits required for General Education. 
Up to 2hrs
     
 Total General Education credit hours 42
     
Computer Science Requirement
(choose one of the following):
 
CSIS 115 Computer Concepts 3
And applications (or test out) or CSIS 116, 123, 128, 129, 141, 143, 151, 161,162, 170, 172, 174, 177, 178, 182, 250; EDUC 280
     
Additional electives for the degree: 14
A student may take any 100 level or higher MCC course(s) to satisfy the requirement.  Courses may only be used to fulfill one requirement. Non-MOTR courses are not guaranteed to transfer, and some may require prerequisite work. Students should consult with academic advisors both at MCC and any planned transfer institutions.
 
A student may apply up to four credit hours selected from music performance courses and up to four hours of credit from physical education activity courses.
 
     
Total Credit Hours required for the Associate in Arts degree 60
     

 

Last Modified: 4/11/18