General, AA

GEN.AA.B50

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts degree provides the first two years of study toward a bachelor of arts degree. It is ideal for students who have not yet decided what their major will be or for students who have selected a major for which KCC does not offer a specific transfer curriculum. Associate in Arts emphases available at KCC include Aviation, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, History, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sociology, and Visual Arts. The guidelines below are suggested minimums in each category. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Additional Program Information

KCC offers the general education courses required for nearly every college major, including those not found in this catalog. Courses in this curriculum satisfy lower division requirements (first two years) toward a bachelor’s degree in numerous fields.

Use the Transfer Guide

Log on to MyCreditsTransfer at www.itransfer.org to see how your courses transfer to other colleges and universities. MyCreditsTransfer also offers program requirements and course equivalencies.

Program Requirements

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

Choose one:

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Note: MATH 1623 satisfies the general education requirements only for students seeking state licensure as elementary teachers.

Humanities

Humanities Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses, with at least one from general humanities and at least one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories. View Humanities course options.

Social and behavioral science

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses from at least two different prefixes. View Social and behavioral science course options.

Electives

Electives

26 Credits

Total Credit Hours:26

Notes: Choose courses from any elective area. Appropriate electives have a first digit of 1 or 2 and a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Some Bachelor of Arts degree programs require the equivalent of two years of study of a foreign language at the college level. Students are advised to complete this requirement before transferring. In most cases, each year of high school foreign language may be substituted for one college semester.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Electives

10 Credits

Spring semester

Electives

16 Credits