Nov 18, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts, A.A.


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Academic Program Code: 007

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. The A.A. degree allows students to complete their lower level general education requirements, as well as additional courses required for their intended transfer degree. Students who graduate with an A.A. degree are eligible to receive the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) on their GRCC transcript, if they meet the requirements of the MTA (grade of a “C” or Higher in each course used to meet the MTA). Students enrolled in the A.A. program are encouraged to seek advising to determine course selections and admission requirements of their transfer institution. Understanding these requirements prepares a student to enter an identified program or major at a specific college or university once they graduate from GRCC.

Students enrolled in the A.A. will work with a GRCC advisor or faculty member to identify their Transfer Intent, and create an individualized Transfer Plan. Transfer Plans are created by identifying a program/major at a specific 4-year institution, and mapping out general education and elective courses that will allow the student to complete the first two years of that program/major at GRCC.

The following Transfer Intent options are available:

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Communication
  • Dietetics/Nutrition (various degree options)
  • Digital Animation & Game Design
  • Digital Media
  • Education (Elementary)
  • Education (Secondary)
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Forensic Biology
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Information Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Health (various degree options)
  • Pre-Law Enforcement/Police Academy
  • Pre-Law (various degree options)
  • Pre-Medicine (various degree options)
  • Pre-Optometry (Biology)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant (various degree options)
  • Public Relations
  • Recreation Leadership & Management
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Writing
  • Other (identify a program/major that is not on this list)
  • Undecided (intend to transfer, but unsure of program/major)

General Education Courses


Select 30 credit hours from English Composition, Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences & Mathematics. These 30 credit hours fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements. Students qualify for the MTA if they receive a grade of a “C” or Higher in each course used to meet the MTA.
 

English Composition


Select two of the following courses.

Humanities


Select two Humanities Electives from two different disciplines.

Foreign Language


Only one Foreign Language course may be used as a Humanities general education elective.

History


For students who are in the 2016-2017 catalog year, a History course can now meet either a Humanities or Social Sciences requirement.  Please note each History course can only count as either a Humanities or Social Science, not both.

Social Sciences


Select PS 110 and one additional Social Sciences course from a discipline other than PS.

History


For students who are in the 2016-2017 catalog year, a History course can now meet either a Humanities or Social Sciences requirement.  Please note each History course can only count as either a Humanities or Social Science, not both.

Political Science


All students must take PS 110 to graduate.

Psychology


Natural Science & Mathematics


From the list below, select one math course AND two science courses from two different disciplines (subject areas). At least one of the science courses must include a lab.

Natural Science (with Lab)


Program Elective Courses


Once you have selected your English Composition, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science & Mathematics and Wellness courses, you can take other GRCC courses to complete your degree. For maximum transferability, all courses should be chosen based on your identified program or major at the specific four-year institution you plan to attend. The number of elective credit hours you will need to take will depend on the number of credit hours you complete in General Education courses. 

Total Credit Hours


60

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