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Associate Degree Requirements --
Associate Of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students in professional/technical programs who meet the following requirements.

All candidates must complete a program of approved course work in the major field. The program descriptions in this catalog contain these course work requirements.

General Education

All candidates must earn 18 credits of General Education**. These credits must come from courses taken in the following categories:

  1. Arts and Humanities
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, and Computer Studies

The 18 credits must include at least one course from each category and no more than nine credits from any one category. No more than two courses may come from program prerequisites or from courses required by specific programs.

Because of these restrictions, it is possible that a course is acceptable as General Education for some students while it is not acceptable for others. Students should consult an administrator or faculty member in an Associate of Applied Science degree program for advice on General Education courses appropriate to their goals and interests.

**Taken from the General Education List.