Credit Hours Required: 60
The Associate of Arts degree requires completion of 60 credit hours. This degree is designed to enable a student to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. Students following this degree program will complete university-parallel requirements in general education that will fulfill all lower division general education requirements at the Arizona universities.
Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an academic advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with an academic advisor at Yavapai College.
Regular advisement is important to build an educational plan and ensure transferability of general education, elective, and major courses.
Note: The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) is embedded in the Associate of Arts degree. Upon completion of all 35 credit hours (including the Special Requirements) of the AGEC with a grade of "C" or higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on the transcript and guaranteed transferability of the AGEC upon admission to one of the state universities in Arizona.
Students must complete a course from each of the following AGEC Special Awareness areas:
- Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR)
- Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) Awareness
- Global/International or Historical (GIH) Awareness
∞Note: This program can be completed entirely online. Not all general education options or major and elective studies are offered online, however there will be a variety of online classes from which to choose in order to meet the requirements.
General Education Requirements (AGEC-A) (35 credits)
1 Students pursuing an Associate's degree who do not apply credit from a course on the Communication list to their AGEC will be required to take a communication course as part of the degree's major and elective studies.
2 Students may take any course(s) from the above categories to fulfill this requirement.
Major and Elective Studies (25 credits)
Select a link below for additional information about transfer and majors. It is recommended that you meet with an Academic Advisor to assist you with choosing courses.
Note: A course from the Communication list must fulfill 3 of the 25 elective credit hours if not applied to the AGEC.
*AZTransfer Major Guides link associate's degrees to their related bachelor's degrees for majors that are offered by two or more of Arizona's public universities.
If you are unsure of your major or the University that you will attend, you may select from the following prefixes - or courses where noted - when completing this requirement: ACC, AGE, AGS, AHS 230 (only), AJS (except AJS 291 ), ANT, ART, ASL, BIO, BSA, CHM, CHP, CNT 100 (only), COM, CRW, CSA, CSC, DAN*, ECE, ECN, EDU, EGR, ENG, ENV, EXW, FMA, GEO, GLG, HIS, HUM, MAT (except MAT 100 ), MGT, MUS, NSG, NTR, PHE*, PHI, PHY, PSY, REC*, REL, SOC, SPA, STU, THR, VGD, and WEB. *DAN, PHE and REC are limited to 4 activity-based credit hours each.
The following tools are provided to assist students who are planning to transfer to Arizona Universities.
- Majors & Degrees Guide - AZTransfer
- Major guides link associate's degrees to their related bachelor's degrees for majors that are offered by two or more of Arizona's public universities.
- Course Equivalency Guide - AZTransfer
- The Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) shows students how community college courses transfer to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona. This guide can assist you when choosing your major and elective studies.
- ASU Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG)
- The Transfer Admission Guarantee, or TAG, helps you plan and complete your Arizona community college coursework to meet the lower-division course requirements for your ASU major. When you complete the TAG, you'll be on track and prepared for success in earning your bachelor's degree.
- NAU Jacks Path
- Jacks Path allows you see the courses you can take at Yavapai College, how your credits transfer to NAU, your progress toward completing your NAU degree, and what you'll take at NAU to earn your bachelor's degree.
- UA Bridge Program
- The UA Bridge program is a partnership between several Arizona community colleges and the University of Arizona that provides a clear path to pursuing your UA bachelor's degree.