|ENGU 103||Written Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric||
|ENGU 104||Written Communication II: Writing About Literature||
|MATU 103||Quantitative Fluency: Applied Mathematics||3|
|COMU 101||Oral Communication: Public Speaking I||3|
|Humanities||Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies||
|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||
|LBSU 105||Academic Foundations||
|Select 18 credits for electives|
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.
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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
- High school cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Pass an admissions exam in English and Math
- Successful completion of a transferable course to ENGU-103 or ENGU-104 (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in English
- Successful completion of a transferable course to MATU-103 or higher (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in Math
12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS
- Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
- No admission exam or high school transcript are required.
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
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