2018-19 Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  

Associate of Arts ∞

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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.

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

  1. Foundation Studies (9 credits)
    1.   Credits: 6
    2.   Credits: 3
  2. Core Studies (6 credits)
    1.   Credits: 3
    2.   Credits: 3
  3. Area Studies (20 credits)
    1.   Credits: 8
    2.   Credits: 6
    3.   Credits: 3
    4.   Credits: 3

Communication Requirement (3 credits)

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the Communication component of this degree.

Major and Elective Studies (22 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: Table was revised October 22, 2018 and January 14, 2019.  Visit the Catalog Addendum  for more information.

Major AZTransfer* Yavapai College Department Page
Administration of Justice Studies AJS Major Guide Administration of Justice
Anthropology Anthropology Major Guide Behavioral & Social Sciences
Communication Communication Major Guide Communication
English English Major Guide English
Exercise Science/PE-Health Exercise Science, Kinesiology, PE, Health & Wellness Major Guide Health Sciences, Physical Education and Wellness
Geography Geography Major Guide Behavioral & Social Sciences
History History Major Guide Humanities
Humanities Humanities Major Guide Humanities
Mathematics Mathematics Major Guide Mathematics
Modern Languages Languages Major Guide Humanities
Philosophy Philosophy Major Guide Humanities
Psychology Psychology Major Guide Behavioral & Social Sciences
Religious Studies Religious Studies Major Guide Humanities
Social Work Social Work Major Guide Behavioral & Social Sciences
Sociology Sociology Major Guide Behavioral & Social Sciences

*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, AJS 230  (only), AJS (except AJS 291 ), ANT, ART, ASL, BIO, BSA, CHM, CHP, COM, CRW, CSA, CSC, DAN*, ECE, ECN, EDU, ENG, ENV, FMA, FYE, GEO, GLG, GRN, HIS, HUM, JRN, MAT (except MAT 100 ), MGT, MUS, NSG (except NSG 124 ), NTR, PHE*, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, REC*, REL, SOC, SPA, STU, THR, VGD, and WEB. *DAN, PHE and REC are limited to 4 activity-based credit hours each.

Transfer Resources

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.

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