Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    Jun 07, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in General Studies

The Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies combines general education and elective courses, offering a solid foundation for a faith-based liberal arts education. The AA coursework is offered in weekend, evening, and online formats. This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in choosing courses that meet the unique scheduling needs of working adults. It also provides students the general education requirements necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree, with the exception of education and nursing programs.  Please refer to specific program catalog pages for General Education and Liberal Arts requirements for education and nursing programs.

The AA requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 48 credit hours of general education and 12 semester hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits can be used toward the AA degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 30 credit hours. Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the AA degree program.

Depending upon how many hours are taken each semester, it is possible for a student with no previous college courses to complete an AA in as little as 18 months. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies requires completion of the following:
General Education (48 hours)
Electives (12 hours)

General Education Core (48 credit hours)

Integrative Studies - (3 credit hours)

Communications - (9 credit hours)

Written Communication:

Additional written communication (choose one):

Oral Communication:

Humanities - (9 credit hours)

Choose courses from at least 2 different disciplines:

History, Behavioral & Social Sciences - (12 credit hours)

Choose at least one history and one behavioral/social science course:

Mathematics - (3 credit hours)

Natural Science - (3 credit hours)

While open to all CAGS students, the Biology Lab is not required for the AA General Studies degree, nor for Business/Technology majors.  Labs cannot be taken as stand alone courses to fulfill this requirement

Graduation Requirements for Associate of Arts Degree

  1. Completion of 60 credit hours as specified in the course requirements listed above. (A maximum of 15 credit hours of 300/400 level courses.)
  2. A letter grade of D or better in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all CCU course work.
  3. Meet the CCU Residency requirements .
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.