2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Associate of Arts

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)

Minimum credit hours are listed for each category.


*Communication is not required for an AGEC, but at least 3 credits from the Communication list will be required for an Associate's degree.

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.

Major AZTransfer* Progression Plans
Administration of Justice Studies AJS Major Guide  
Anthropology Anthropology Major Guide   Anthropology Progression Plan  
Art History Art History Major Guide  
Communication Communication Major Guide  
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Major Guide ECE Progression Plan  
English English Major Guide  
Exercise Science/PE-Health Exercise Science, Kinesiology, PE, Health & Wellness Major Guide  
Geography Geography Major Guide  
History History Major Guide  
Humanities Humanities Major Guide  
Mathematics Mathematics Major Guide  
Modern Languages Languages Major Guide  
Nutrition Nutrition Major Guide  
Philosophy Philosophy Major Guide  
Psychology Psychology Major Guide  
Religious Studies Religious Studies Major Guide  
Secondary Education  


Social Work Social Work Major Guide  
Sociology Sociology Major 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.

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 160 , AHS 230 , AJS (except AJS 291 ), ANT, ART, ASL, BIO, BSA, CHM, CHP, COM, CSA, CSC, DAN*, ECE, ECN, EDU, EGR, ENG, 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.

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 Admission 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.