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Liberal Arts, A.A. (2 years)


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(Associate of Arts Liberal Arts Degree)
(AALAAA)

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is awarded to the student who successfully completes a program designed to transfer to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. Although the requirements of the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are similar, the Associate of Science degree includes more science and mathematics.

All courses included in General Education in the A.A. degree are intended to transfer. Occasional elective arts and sciences courses and most career and technical courses may not be accepted for transfer by particular baccalaureate institutions. See Approved Degree Electives for appropriate electives for the A.A. degree. Once students have determined which baccalaureate institution they wish to transfer to, they should confirm and obtain in writing the receiving institution’s transfer requirements, including a list of specific courses. Students can also consult the web site at https://highered.colorado.gov/transfer-degrees for transfer guides to arts and sciences majors at Colorado’s four-year colleges and universities.

General Requirements for the A.A. Degree:

The following are general requirements for the A.A. degree:

  1. Sixty (60) semester credit hours in approved course work are required for graduation.
  2. GPA requirements for admission into four year institutions may be higher than 2.0. Students interested in transferring should contact the receiving institution for specific admission requirements.
  3. Fifteen (15) semester hours of course work applicable to the degree program and completed prior to graduation must be Aims Community College courses.
  4. No courses numbered below 100 may be applied toward completion of the A.A. degree.
  5. Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AA degree at Aims, they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.

Degree Requirements for the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement: 

General Education Requirements


(Written) Communication:


Total (Written) Communication Credits: 6


Mathematics:


One GT Pathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1).  Credits over 3, will be applied to electives. 

Total Mathematics Credits: 3-4


Arts & Humanities:


Two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


History:


One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Total History Credits: 3


Social & Behavioral Sciences:


Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)

GT-SS3 (Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks)


Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 6


Natural & Physical Sciences:


Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2); one of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).  Credits over 7, will be applied to electives. 

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)


Note:


In order to receive General Education credit for Integrated Science courses, students must complete both SCI 1055 and SCI 1056. Successful completion of both SCI 1055 and SCI 1056 will satisfy all General Education requirements in the Physical and Life Sciences category for the A.A. degree.

Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 7-8


Additional Required Course:


Choose one additional course (minimum 3 credits) from the following options, or any 1000 level or higher World Languge course. 

Total Additional Required Course Credits: 3


Electives:


Electives may be chosen from the General Education curriculum, other Arts and Science courses, and specific Career and Technical courses see the Approved Electives .  A maximum of 3 credits of Physical Education courses are allowed in the A.A. degree electives.

Total Elective Credits: 26


Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60


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