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Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

Associate in Arts (AA)


Details: Associate in Arts (AA)

Transfer Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)


Program/Plan Number


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Program General Requirements

37 CH

Communications (3 courses/9 CH, including 3 CH in oral communications)

Mathematics (one course/minimum of 3 CH)

Mathematics 118 or 121 or 122 or 125 or 127
or 140 or 141 or 144 or 146 or 204 or 207 or 208 or 209 or 214 or 225

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 courses/minimum of 9 CH)

Minimum of one course each in Humanities and Fine Arts

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses/minimum)

Physical and Life Sciences (2 courses/minimum of 7-8 CH)

Minimum of one course each in Physical and Life Sciences; one of the course must be a lab

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Students are required to take at least one general education course that fulfills the State of Illinois Human Diversity (HD) requirement for the Associate Degree.

Program Core Requirements


Additional Requirements

25 CH

Additional AA Requirements

Core and elective courses comprise a minimum of 25 credit hours

Program Elective Requirements


Area of Focus


Focus Electives


Foreign Language

Total Minimum Credit Hours

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