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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS AND ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

 

The General Education Core for Associate in Arts Degree and Associate in Science Degree:

 

Area I: Written Composition I and II ......................................................................................................................... 6 Credit Hours

 

Area II: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Speech .......................................................................................................... 12 Credit hours

     *Must complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in Literature.

ENG 251, 252; ENG 261, 262; or ENG 271, 272

       Must complete 3 semester hours in the Arts.

ART 100, ART 203, ART 204, IDH 110, HUM 130, MUS 101, THR 120, or THR 126

       Must complete 3 semester hours in Speech unless provisions for addressing Oral Communication Competencies represent an integral module in a required disci­pline-specific course.

Remaining semester hours to be selected from Speech, Humanities and/or Fine Arts.

Disciplines include, but are not limited to: Area/Ethnic Studies, Art and Art History, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Literature, Music and Music History, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Speech, Theater and Dance.

 

Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics ......................................................................................................... 11 Credit Hours

       Must complete 3 semester hours in Mathematics at the Pre-calculus Algebra or Finite Math Level.

       Must complete 8 semester hours in the Natural Sciences which must include Laboratory Experiences.

In addition to Mathematics, disciplines in the Natural Sciences include: Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,Geology,Physical Geography, Earth Science, Physics, and Physical Science.

 

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences.............................................................................................. 12 Credit Hours

     *Must complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in History.

       Must complete at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Social and Behavioral Sciences include but are not limited to: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

 

Area I-IV: Minimum General Education Requirements................................................................................... 41 Credit Hours

 

Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses.................................................................... **19-23 Credit Hours

         Must complete 3 semester hours in Computer Science (CIS 146).

         Courses appropriate to the degree requirements and major of the individual student and electives.

Students completing courses that have been approved for the General Studies Curriculum and are appropriate to their major and/or degree program may transfer these courses with credit applicable to their degree program among two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

 

Area I-V: General Studies Curricula .............................................................................................................. **60-64 Credit Hours

Maximum Program Semester Credit Hours ............................................................................................................ 64 Credit Hours

Semester Credit Hour Range by Award........................................................................................................... **60-64 Credit Hours

 

* Note: Must complete a 6 semester hour sequence either in Literature or in History. The sequence in Area II and IV in Literature or History needs to  follow  the   sequence requirements according to the students major and transfer plans. 

 **Respective programs of study for baccalaureate degrees at Alabama public universities range from 120 to 128 semester credit hours in length. Dependent upon the total hours allocated for the bachelors degrees, institutions in The Alabama College System will only be authorized to provide 50 percent of that total (60-64).

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.