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Columbus State University

Associate of Arts

College of the Arts

Program Description

The Associate of Arts (AA) degrees is a 2-year undergraduate transfer degree program designed largely for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program. Most of the coursework in this transfer AA degree programs encompasses CSU’s Core Curriculum requirements, which include some preparatory or introductory coursework for particular upper division majors.  However, these transfer associate degrees do not include in-depth studies in a particular major, as in-depth studies in a major field are typically pursued at the upper division level (last two years) of a four-year degree program.

Career Opportunities

This degree is intended to serve as an undergraduate transfer degree program, designed largely for the completion of the general education requirements and related lower division studies typically pursued during the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree program.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:


Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.


Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:


Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Program Requirements Required Hours: 18
Any course approved for Areas B-F at the institution that has not been counted elsewhere.

 

Total Hours Required: 63

2 Year Course Schedule