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Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree

The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic work with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than “C” (2.0). Candidates for this degree must present an organized program of study which meets the following core requirements. Authority for substitutions must be obtained from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The AA degree is designed for students to transfer with advanced standing into university Bachelor’s degrees. The courses are comparable to lower division courses offered at Kansas Regents Universities. Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules governing academic work. Although the Student Success Advisor will attempt to help the student make wise decisions, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the requirements rests with the student. 

Basic Skills courses, including:
• 6 hours of Composition
• 3 hours of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication

3 Hours of Mathematics courses, including:
• 3 hours of college-level mathematics; College Algebra and/or Statistics will be required of transfer  students where university curriculum requires it.

9 hours of Humanities courses from at least three of the following disciplines:
• Art*/Humanities
• History
• Literature
• Music*
• Philosophy
• Theater*
*Performance courses are excluded.

6 hours of Social and Behavioral Science courses from two of the following disciplines:
• Anthropology
• Economics
• Geography
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology

5 hours of Natural and Physical Science (lecture with lab).

5 hours of Foreign Language (check the General Education Core curriculum for the specific courses available)

Additional course work to equal a 60-hour degree.

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