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Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree

Anticipated program length for a student attending full time is 24 months.

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 33 hours of general education 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 students intending to transfer to a four-year institution 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 observe the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules governing academic work. Although the student’s advisor will attempt to help the student make wise decisions, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the requirements rests with the student.

College Requirement

  • Freshman Seminar (BLUE 0101)

Basic Skills

  • 6 hours of Composition
  • 3 hours of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication


3 hours of college-level mathematics (MATH 0105 or higher)

College Algebra and/or Statistics will be required of transfer students where university curriculum requires it.


11 hours in at least three different disciplines. This must include 5 hours of Foreign Language

  • Art*
  • History
  • Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Music*
  • Philosophy
  • Theater*

*Performance courses are excluded.

Natural and Physical Science

4 hours of lecture with lab

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science

Social and Behavioral Science

6 hours from at least two different disciplines

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Additional course work to equal a 60-hour degree.

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