Associate in Arts

In order to complete the Associate in Arts degree at Alamance Community College, students must earn 60 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table. All students must complete at least 31 hours from the Universal General Education Transfer Component list of courses. As part of their degree, students are required to complete two English composition courses, one literature course, one general education history course, one math course, and one general education science course. The literature course should be chosen from ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, or ENG 273. Students may not take both BIO 110 and BIO 111 or CHM 131/131A and CHM 151 for credit toward this degree.

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print Associate in Arts • Curriculum Plan

  1. Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
    1. English Composition (6 semester hours required)
      1. ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry
      2. ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines
    2. English Literature (3 semester hours required)Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours required from at least two subject areas)
      1. ENG-231 American Literature I
      2. ENG-232 American Literature II
      3. ENG-241 British Literature I
      4. ENG-242 British Literature II
    3. Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours required from at least two subject areas)
      1. ART-111 Art Appreciation
      2. ART-114 Art History Survey I
      3. ART-115 Art History Survey II
      4. COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication
      5. COM-231 Public Speaking
      6. DRA-111 Theatre Appreciation
      7. MUS-110 Music Appreciation
      8. MUS-112 Introduction to Jazz
      9. PHI-215 Philosophical Issues
      10. PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics
    4. History (3 semester hours required)
      1. HIS-111 World Civilizations I
      2. HIS-112 World Civilizations II
      3. HIS-131 American History I
      4. HIS-132 American History II
    5. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours required)
      1. ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics
      2. ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics
      3. POL-120 American Government
      4. PSY-150 General Psychology
      5. SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology
    6. Mathematics (3-4 semester hours required)
      1. MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy
      2. MAT-152 Statistical Methods I
      3. MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra
    7. Natural Sciences (4 semester hours required)
      1. BIO-110 Principles of Biology
      2. BIO-111 General Biology I
      3. CHM-151 General Chemistry I
      4. GEL-111 Geology
      5. PHY-110 Conceptual Physics
      6. PHY-110A Conceptual Physics Lab
    8. Total Universal General Education Transfer Component: 31-32
  2. Additional General Education Hours - Take additional hours from the UGETC list or from the following general education courses.
    1. English
      1. ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting
    2. Humanities
      1. ASL-111 Elementary ASL I
      2. ASL-112 Elementary ASL II
      3. COM-110 Introduction to Communication
      4. EDU-144 Child Development I
      5. EDU-145 Child Development II
      6. EDU-216 Foundations of Education
      7. EDU-221 Children With Exceptionalities
      8. HUM-115 Critical Thinking
      9. HUM-122 Southern Culture
      10. HUM-130 Myth in Human Culture
      11. HUM-150 American Women's Studies
      12. HUM-160 Introduction to Film
      13. REL-110 World Religions
      14. REL-211 Introduction to Old Testament
      15. REL-212 Introduction to New Testament
      16. SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I
      17. SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II
      18. SPA-211 Intermediate Spanish I
      19. SPA-212 Intermediate Spanish II
    3. Social and Behavioral Sciences
      1. PSY-241 Developmental Psychology
      2. PSY-281 Abnormal Psychology
      3. SOC-213 Sociology of the Family
      4. SOC-220 Social Problems
    4. Natural Sciences
      1. BIO-112 General Biology II
      2. BIO-130 Introductory Zoology
      3. BIO-140 Environmental Biology
      4. BIO-140A Environmental Biology Lab
      5. CHM-131 Introduction to Chemistry
      6. CHM-131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab
      7. CHM-132 Organic and Biochemistry
      8. CHM-152 General Chemistry II
      9. PHY-151 College Physics I
      10. PHY-152 College Physics II
    5. Computer Sciences
      1. CIS-110 Introduction to Computers
      2. CIS-115 Introduction to Programming and Logic
    6. Mathematics
      1. MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry
      2. MAT-263 Brief Calculus
      3. MAT-271 Calculus I
    7. Total Additional General Education Hours: 13-14 semester hours
  3. Academic Transition
    1. ACA-122 College Transfer Success
  4. Electives: Choose any of the general education courses listed above or elective courses from this list.
    1. ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting
    2. ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    3. ART-121 Two-Dimensional Design
    4. ART-122 Three-Dimensional Design
    5. ART-131 Drawing I
    6. ART-132 Drawing II
    7. ART-135 Figure Drawing I
    8. ART-235 Figure Drawing II
    9. ART-240 Painting I
    10. ART-241 Painting II
    11. ART-244 Watercolor
    12. BIO-155 Nutrition
    13. BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I
    14. BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II
    15. BIO-250 Genetics
    16. BIO-275 Microbiology
    17. BUS-110 Introduction to Business
    18. BUS-115 Business Law I
    19. BUS-137 Principles of Management
    20. CJC-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    21. CJC-121 Law Enforcement Operations
    22. CJC-141 Corrections
    23. CSC-151 JAVA Programming
    24. ENG-125 Creative Writing I
    25. ENG-126 Creative Writing II
    26. ENG-134 Introduction to Poetry
    27. ENG-273 African-American Literature
    28. GIS-111 Introduction to GIS
    29. HEA-110 Personal Health/Wellness
    30. HIS-163 The World Since 1945
    31. HIS-211 Ancient History
    32. HIS-212 Medieval History
    33. HIS-221 African-American History
    34. HIS-236 North Carolina History
    35. HUM-230 Leadership Development
    36. MED-272 Drug Therapy
    37. MUS-121 Music Theory I
    38. MUS-122 Music Theory II
    39. MUS-125 Aural Skills I
    40. MUS-126 Aural Skills II
    41. MUS-131 Chorus I
    42. MUS-132 Chorus II
    43. MUS-151 Class Music I
    44. MUS-152 Class Music II
    45. MUS-161 Applied Music I
    46. MUS-162 Applied Music II
    47. MUS-181 Show Choir I
    48. MUS-231 Chorus III
    49. MUS-232 Chorus IV
    50. PED-110 Fit and Well for Life
    51. PED-113 Aerobics I
    52. PED-120 Walking for Fitness
    53. PED-122 Yoga I
    54. PED-123 Yoga II
    55. PED-142 Lifetime Sports
    56. PED-232 Aikido
    57. PED-240 Advanced PE Skills
    58. POL-130 State & Local Government
    59. SOC-240 Social Psychology
    60. SOC-242 Sociology of Deviance
    61. SPA-141 Culture and Civilization
    62. SPA-181 Spanish Lab 1
    63. GEL-111 Geology
    64. SPA-221 Spanish Conversation
    65. SPA-231 Reading and Composition
  5. Total Additional Hours of Electives: 14 semester hours.

  6. Total Hours Needed for Associated in Arts Degree: 60 semester hours