Associate in Arts Degree

GEN.AA.B50

The Associate in Arts degree provides the first two years of study toward a bachelor of arts degree. It is ideal for students who have not yet decided what their major will be or for students who have selected a major for which KCC does not offer a specific transfer curriculum. Associate in Art emphases available at KCC include Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sociology, and Visual Arts. The guidelines below are suggested minimums in each category. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

Choose two IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-5

Choose one IAI mathematics course from the following five choices:

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

Electives (7-12 courses)
Credit hours: 26

CHOOSE 26 credit hours of courses from any transfer-level elective area. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Note: Consult your transfer university to determine appropriate electives. Some bachelor of arts degree programs require the equivalent of two years of study of a foreign language at the college level. Students are advised to complete this requirement before transferring. In most cases, each year of high school foreign language may be substituted for one college semester.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

Associate in Arts A.A. — Suggested Course Sequence

Fall
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics course 3-5 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs

Fall
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Electives 10 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Electives 16 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

KCC offers the general education courses required for nearly every college major, including those not found in this catalog. Courses in this curriculum satisfy lower division requirements (first two years) toward a bachelor's degree in numerous fields. Consult your advisor to review course selections and transfer plans.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.