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    May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Degree Requirements


Introduction

The three charts below outline the general semester hour requirements for the associate's degrees offered by Edison State Community College. The hours listed are minimums; most technical degrees require more than the 60 hours shown.

Each Associate degree has requirements for:

  1. Computer Literacy
  2. Communication Arts
  3. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  4. Laboratory Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  5. Humanities

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees have two additional categories:

  • Diversity requirement-one diversity course chosen by the student from social and behavioral sciences or  humanities categories
  • Electives-which may be chosen by the student from courses relevant to the student's concentration area (major)

The Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Technical Study have two additional categories:

  • Related Courses
  • Technical Requirements and Electives

Refer to the specific degree options for the recommended courses to satisfy these requirements.

For example:

For the Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Technical Study degree, three semester hours are required from category 3) Social and Behavioral Sciences. Many of these degrees specify a recommended course, but some offer the student the option of choosing from the courses listed below the category heading. For the Associate of Arts degree, 12 semester hours (four courses) are required from the 3) Social and Behavioral Sciences category, and must be chosen from at least two disciplines (for instance, Economics and Psychology). For the Associate of Science degree, nine semester hours (three courses) are required from the 3) Social and Behavioral Sciences category, and again from at least two disciplines.

See an academic advisor if you have questions about fulfilling the general semester hour requirements for your degree.

 

Associate of Arts (AA) General Requirements

Semester hour general requirements:

1. Computer Literacy   0-3 credit hours

Computer literacy may be demonstrated through the completion of credit courses appropriate to the student's intended transfer major. CIT 110S  or CIT 100S  and two additional one-hour modules CIT 101S  or CIT 104S  and NET 100S  are recommended unless another course recommended by the faculty advisor is more appropriate for the student's major.

Computer literacy from previous education or work experience can also meet this requirement; written approval by the student's faculty advisor and dean is required.

2. Communication Arts   9 credit hours

English ENG 121S , ENG 122S 
Communication COM 121S  

3. Social and Behavioral Sciences   12 credit hours

(At least two disciplines)

Anthropology ANT 121S *
Economics ECO 120S , ECO 221S , ECO 222S 
Geography GEO 121S , GEO 123S *
History HST 121S , HST 122S , HST 125S , HST 126S 
Political Science PLS 121S , PLS 122S 
Psychology PSY 121S 
Sociology SOC 121S , SOC 224S *
*course meets diversity requirement

4. Laboratory Natural Sciences and Mathematics   9 credit hours

(Three hours of mathematics and six hours of lab science. Must include at least one math course and two lab science courses)

Biology BIO 121S , BIO 122S , BIO 124S 
Chemistry CHM 110S , CHM 121S , CHM 122S 
Geology GLG 121S , GLG 122S 
Mathematics MTH 110S , MTH 122S , MTH 123S , MTH 125S , MTH 127S , MTH 128S , MTH 221S , MTH 222S , MTH 223S , MTH 226S , MTH 231S  
Physics PHY 121S , PHY 122S , PHY 241S , PHY 242S 

5. Humanities   12 credit hours

Humanities HUM 121S 

plus 9 hours from courses below

Art ART 123S , ART 124S 
English ENG 123S , ENG 205S , ENG 221S , ENG 222S , ENG 241S , ENG 242S  
History HST 127S , HST 224S *
Music MUS 120S , MUS 127S *
Philosophy PHI 121S , PHI 123S 
Religion REL 121S *
Theater THE 121S 
*course meets diversity requirement

6.  *Diversity

From the social and behavioral sciences or humanities categories (above), students are required to complete one designated diversity course:

ANT 121S , GEO 123S , HST 224S , MUS 127S , REL 121S , or SOC 224S 

7.  Electives   15-18 credit hours

Additional electives should be based upon the student's field of study and the four year college to which the student plans to transfer. Many colleges have a language requirement which should be considered. Students should see an advisor for suggested curricula.

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 60

 

Associate of Science (AS) General Requirements

Semester hour general requirements:

1. Computer Literacy   0-3 credit hours

Computer literacy may be demonstrated through the completion of credit courses appropriate to the student's intended transfer major. CIT 110S  or CIT 100S  and two additional one-hour modules CIT 101S  or CIT 104S  and NET 100S  are recommended unless another course recommended by the faculty advisor is more appropriate for the student's major.

Computer literacy from previous education or work experience can also meet this requirement; written approval by the student's faculty advisor and dean is required.

2. Communication Arts   9 credit hours

English ENG 121S , ENG 122S 
Communication COM 121S  

3. Social and Behavioral Sciences   9 credit hours

(At least two disciplines)

Anthropology ANT 121S *
Economics ECO 120S , ECO 221S , ECO 222S 
Geography GEO 121S , GEO 123S *
History HST 121S , HST 122S , HST 125S , HST 126S 
Political Science PLS 121S , PLS 122S 
Psychology PSY 121S 
Sociology SOC 121S , SOC 224S *
*course meets diversity requirement

4. Laboratory Natural Sciences and Mathematics   15 credit hours

(Three hours of mathematics and six hours of lab science. Must include at least one math course and two lab science courses)

Biology BIO 121S , BIO 122S , BIO 125S BIO 126S 
Chemistry CHM 121S , CHM 122S 
Geology GLG 121S , GLG 122S 
Mathematics MTH 110S , MTH 122S , MTH 123S , MTH 125S , MTH 127S , MTH 128S , MTH 221S , MTH 222S , MTH 223S , MTH 226S , MTH 231S  
Physics PHY 121S , PHY 122S , PHY 241S , PHY 242S  

5. Humanities   9 credit hours

Humanities HUM 121S  

plus 6 hours from courses below

Art ART 123S , ART 124S 
English ENG 123S , ENG 205S , ENG 221S , ENG 222S , ENG 241S , ENG 242S 
History HST 127S , HST 224S *
Music MUS 120S , MUS 127S *
Philosophy PHI 121S , PHI 123S 
Religion REL 121S *
Theater THE 121S 
*course meets diversity requirement

6.  *Diversity

From the social and behavioral sciences or humanities categories (above), students are required to complete one designated diversity course:

ANT 121S GEO 123S , HST 224S , MUS 127S , REL 121S , or SOC 224S 

7. Electives   15-18 credit hours

Additional electives should be based upon the student's field of study and the four year college to which the student plans to transfer. Many colleges have a language requirement which should be considered. Students should see an advisor for suggested curricula.

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 60

 

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) General Requirements
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) General Requirements
Associate of Technical Study (ATS) General Requirements

Semester hour general requirements:

1. Computer Literacy   0-3 credit hours 

Defined for each program.

2. Communication Arts   6 credit hours

English ENG 121S  
Communication COM 121S  

3. Social and Behavioral Sciences   3 credit hours

(Choose one)

Anthropology ANT 121S 
Economics ECO 120S , ECO 221S , ECO 222S 
Geography GEO 121S , GEO 123S 
History HST 121S , HST 122S , HST 125S , HST 126S 
Political Science PLS 121S , PLS 122S 
Psychology PSY 121S 
Sociology SOC 121S , SOC 224S  

4. Laboratory Natural Sciences and Mathematics   3 credit hours

(Choose one)

Biology BIO 121S , BIO 122S , BIO 124S , BIO 125S BIO 126S 
Chemistry CHM 110S , CHM 121S , CHM 122S 
Geology GLG 121S , GLG 122S 
Mathematics MTH 110S , MTH 115S , MTH 119S , MTH 122S , MTH 123S , MTH 125S MTH 127S , MTH 128S , MTH 221S , MTH 222S MTH 223S , MTH 226S , MTH 231S  
Physics PHY 121S , PHY 122S , PHY 241S , PHY 242S  

5. Humanities   3 credit hours

(Choose one)

Art ART 123S , ART 124S 
English ENG 123S , ENG 205S , ENG 221S , ENG 222S , ENG 241S , ENG 242S 
History HST 127S , HST 224S  
Humanities  HUM 121S 
Music MUS 120S , MUS 127S 
Philosophy PHI 121S , PHI 123S 
Religion REL 121S 
Theater THE 121S      

6. Related Courses   15 credit hours
7. Technical Requirements and Electives   27-30

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 60