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Associate of Arts - Degree Requirements

Major - Associate of Arts (General Studies) | Hutchinson Community College

Associate of Arts (General Studies) - AA

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Major Description

This program contains the general education courses most commonly required by four-year institutions, and provides the student flexibility in selecting a number of courses in their area(s) of interest.

Degrees / Awards

AA - Associate of Arts: an award that normally requires at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time equivalent college work.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Humanities and Literature Requirement: Minimum of 9 hours from two or more of the following disciplines: Art (AR), Literature (EN), Modern Languages (FR, GR, IT, or SP), History (HI), Music (MU), Philosophy (PL), or Theater (TH). This requirement cannot be met by performance or studio courses. Natural Sciences and Physical Sciences Requirement: Minimum of 4 hours from one of the following disciplines: Biology (BI), Chemistry (CH), Geology (PY103 plus PY104L), or Physical Science (PY). The course must inc lude lecture and a lab. Social Science Requirement: Minimum of 6 hours from two of the following disciplines: Anthropology (SO111), Economics (EC), Geography (GE), Political Science (GO), Psychology (PS), or Sociology (SO). 3 hours must be either PS100 General Psychology or SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology.
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