Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 48 Associate of Arts Degree Graduation Requirements 1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 2. A minimum of 60 semester credits 3. A minimum of 45 semester credits of general education • Communications 9 credits • Mathematics/Science 9 credits (A minimum of one 3-credit course in each area and a science course with a lab required) • Social Sciences 9 credits • Humanities 9 credits • Additional from the above disciplines 9 credits OR Computer Literacy (CSC110-A and/or CSC115-A) • General education credit must be selected from courses ending in an “A” suffix 4. A minimum of 15 additional semester credits from any area or from a pre-professional focus area. 5. SDV108-A 1 credit All degree seeking AA students must complete “The College Experience” course. Exemptions: • Transfer students who have successfully completed at least 24 credits at another college and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, as documented on official transcripts. • Students enrolled in the dual credit program of NCC who have applied for graduation at NCC for an AA or for an AS degree prior to graduating from high school. • Student who wish to appeal this requirement must submit a letter to the Associate Dean of Student Services/ Registrar. o The letter and official transcript(s) must be received no later than fourteen (14) calendar days before the start of the semester. o The request will be reviewed and a response will be sent to the student prior to the start of the semester. 6. A minimum of 15 semester credits must be completed through NCC. NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses. NCC offers Pre-Professional Programs that prepare students to transfer on to 4-year institutions to complete their respective degrees. These programs include (descriptions and core courses can be read on subsequent pages): • Pre-Professional Accounting page 49 • Pre-Professional Art page 49 • Pre-Professional Criminal Justice page 50 • Pre-Professional Early Childhood page 50 • Pre-Professional Education page 51 • Pre-Professional Entrepreneurship page 51 • Pre-Professional Environmental Science page 52 • Pre-Professional History page 52 • Pre-Professional Human Services page 53 • Pre-Professional Mortuary Science page 53 • Pre-Professional Music page 54 • Pre-Professional Psychology page 54 • Pre-Professional Sports & Personal Fitness page 55 • Pre-Professional Theatre page 55 AA DEGREE GENERAL COURSES _9_ C__r_e_d_i_t_s_ C__o_m__m__u_n__ic_a__ti_o_n_____________________________ Recommended Courses Composition I Composition II Public Speaking _9_ C__r_e_d_i_t_s_ M__a_t_h_ _&__ S__c_ie__n_c_e_____________________________ Recommended Courses Math for Liberal Arts Nutrition Human Biology & Lab Statistics _9_ C__r_e_d_i_t_s_ H__u_m__a_n__it_ie__s_________________________________ Recommended Courses Introduction to Literature Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present _9_ C__r_e_d_i_t_s_ S__o_c_i_a_l_ S__c_i_e_n_c_e______________________________ Recommended Courses Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology Developmental Psychology _9_ a__d_d_i_ti_o_n__a_l _c_r_e_d__it_s_ _fr_o__m_ _t_h_e_ _p_r_e_v__io_u__s_ _a_r_e_a_s__________ Recommended Courses Introduction to Ethics Introduction to Philosophy _1_5_–_2_0_ _a_d__d_it_i_o_n_a__l _c_r_e_d_i_t_s______________________________ Those taking the pre-professional AA degree should take the core courses listed for their program.
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