The Associate in Arts Degree provides the course of study equivalent to those offered to freshman and sophomore-level students in attending any four-year college/university. If students receive the AA form DMACC, this degree, in most cases, will meet the lower division requirements and will admit them to the junior status level.
Students should contact the specific institution to which they wish to transfer regarding any unique requirements of that institution. The DMACC Advising and Counseling staff can also assist students with the transfer process.
AA Degree requirements
The following list of courses meet the Core requirements of the AA degree. See the DMACC Program Information Brief for complete AA curriculum.
Communications: 9 credits
Student must take three courses:
Choose one speech course:
Note: Speech is not currently available online at DMACC. Click here for a list of online speech classes through other educational institutions Consult with an academic advisor for options in completing this requirement.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: (6 credits + 3 credits for ECN120)
Note: See the AS Program Information Brief for a complete listing of courses that meet the Social and Behavioral Science Requirements.
Mathematics and Science*: 9 credits
Students must take one laboratory science course from BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, or PHY AND one MAT course (or BUS211).
*Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer before selecting math and science course, distributive courses, electives and courses inother areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements in the College of Business at different colleges and universities.
Humanities: 9 credits
Note: See the AA Program Information Brief for a complete listing of courses that meets the Humanities Requirements
Distributive Requirement*: 10 credits
- SDV108 or HON101 (1 credit)
- Students must select the remaining 9 credits from any of the courses in the above categories.
*Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer before selecting math and science courses, distributive courses, electives and courses in other areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements into the College of Business at different colleges and universities.
Diversity Requirement: 3 credits
One course is required, but this course may count in the areas above. Students must earn a grade of "C" or above for the course that is used to fulfill the Diversity Requirement. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) will satisfy the Diversity Requirement and will also fulfill requirements in Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Distributive areas. The courses that are not marked with as asterisk will satisfy the Diversity Requirement and will count as electives.
Note: If the studetn completes BUS220 with a grade of "C" or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement.
Electives: 19 Credits