Associate in Arts (AA)

Beighley, David M.

Interim Dean, School of Human Services
Associate Professor of English
304-367-4726
Room 143, Education Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Liberal Studies Associate of Arts degree provides students with the background needed prior to entering many technical and professional occupations that require at least two years of college. Most of the coursework for the Liberal Studies A.A. currently fulfills General Studies outcomes for most colleges and universities.

Students planning to transfer to four-year programs should consult the requirements of those programs to select the most appropriate courses from the Liberal Studies program.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Graduates will have demonstrated competency in the outcomes of the individual General Studies courses they completed.

Opportunities: 
  • Gaining entrance to a professional and technical occupation that requires applicants to complete at least two years of college level work
  • Completing a two-year degree before planning specific career objectives
  • Continuing or transferring into four-year degree programs*
  • Obtaining a two-year degree when temporarily unable to complete a four-year degree
  • Exploring the liberal arts to facilitate career selection
  • Improving general education
  • Updating skills and knowledge in the liberal arts
Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELE1

General Studies Elective
1
CH(s)

ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s): 18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 480 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing Skills Set of ASSET; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
MTH 1207 Prerequisite(s): Minimum Math ACT score of 19, or SAT score of 460, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
GNED SCIE (General Studies Science w/ Lab): Refer to chosen course for prerequisite information.

Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELE1

General Studies Elective
1
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs

ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s): 18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 480 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing Skills Set of ASSET; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
MTH 1207 Prerequisite(s): Minimum Math ACT score of 19, or SAT score of 460, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
GNED ELEC (General Studies Electives) must be chosen as follows:  3CHs from Artistic Expression grouping; 3CHs from Social Sciences grouping; and 4 CHs of student's choice.

Spring Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 1104
COMM 2202 or 1171 may be substituted for COMM 2200
GNED ELEC (General Studies Electives): 3 CHs must be chosen from Culture and History grouping or Language grouping; and 3 CHs of student's choice.

Fall Semester

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs

GNED SCIE (General Studies Science w/ Lab): refer to course description for acceptable courses.  Prerequisites may be required.
GNED ELEC (General Studies Electives) must be chosen as follows:  3CHs from English Language grouping; 3CHs from Social Science grouping; and 6 CHs of student's choice.

Spring Semester

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
13 CHs

GNED SCIE (General Studies Science w/ Lab): refer to course description for acceptable courses.  Prerequisites may be required.
GNED ELEC (General Studies Electives) must be chosen as follows:  3CHs from Culture and Gender Studies grouping; and 6CHs of student's choice.
 

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