AA in General Education

In this general education degree, you'll be introduced to a broad range of subjects, including written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences and natural sciences. 

General Education Degree Overview

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in General Education Degree provides you with a foundation for further undergraduate study at the bachelor’s level. You will graduate with a general understanding of written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences and natural sciences.

As a general education degree student, you will:

  • Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.
  • Present effective, audience-appropriate oral presentations that develop and support a point.
  • Explain how accurate calculations and symbolic operations are used in interpreting social and economic trends.
  • Evaluate a scenario in which academic knowledge and skills could be applied to a work or community issue.
  • Discuss a novel or unique idea, question, format or product.
  • Explain how knowledge from diverse cultural perspectives would affect one’s interpretation of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts, and/or global relations.
  • Evaluate and cite various information resources necessary to complete an academic research essay.

Next Session

Spring II (Mar 6, 2023)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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AA in General Education Program Curriculum

  • Basic Skills

    12

    ENGU 103  Written Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric

    3

    ENGU 104  Written Communication II: Writing About Literature

    3

    MATU 103  Quantitative Fluency: Applied Mathematics 3
    COMU 101  Oral Communication: Public Speaking I 3
    Breadth Requirements

    24

    Humanities Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies

    9

    Natural Sciences  

    6

    Social Sciences Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology 9
    Liberal Education Foundations 6
    LBSU 100  Student Success Strategies

    3

    LBSU 105  Academic Foundations

    3

    Electives

    18

    Select 18 credits for electives
    Total Credits

    60

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