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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree



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Graduation Requirements:

Successfully complete program requirements with a 2.0 GPA (at least 15 semester hours taken at Iowa Central for AA), and pay non-refundable $25 graduation fee.

Transfer Students:

Are your transfer courses on the Iowa Central transcript? If not, see Student Records.

Effective Fall 2019

Approved 06/12/2018

Award types and Requirements

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree:

Awarded upon the completion of a college parallel (transfer) course of study that provides a strong general education component to satisfy the lower-division liberal arts and science requirements for a bachelor's degree. It shall consist of between 60 and 64 semester (90-96 quarter) credit hours. See specific requirements on page 5 of "The Public Connection".

Source: Iowa Department of Education Program Approval Guidelines. Issued May 2014

https://www.educateiowa.gov/documents/program-approval/2014/07/program-approval-guidelines-iowa-community-colleges

 

Iowa Central offers foundational coursework in general studies to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Possible bachelor's degree majors include

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Design
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Child & Family Services
  • Chiropractic
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Food Science
  • Criminology
  • Dairy Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics - Food & Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Studies & Planning
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Ed
  • Family Resource Management
  • Farm Operations
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Fisheries
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Housing
  • Hospital Management
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library Science
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician
  • Plant Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Radiology
  • Radio/TV Journalism
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Soil Management
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Education
  • Speech Communication
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Virology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

 

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Webster City, and Online
CIP#: 24.01010200

 

I. Communications/English/Speech


9 Hours Required

IV. Humanities


9 hours required

one course from at least two of the following four areas:

V. Distributed Requirements


5 additional hours required from categories I-IV

VIII. Electives


16 hours required, choose any course numbered 100 or above.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60


AA Program Notes:


  • Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for the full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart  .   
  • Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
  • Although an articulation agreement has been made with the institution(s) listed, students may transfer to another institution. Students must communicate with their Iowa Central advisor and their transfer institution when determining transferability. 
  • Major and/or degree options may vary based on desired transfer institution.

Non-Discrimination Policy


It is the policy of the Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Human Resources, 515-574-1138, ihrig@iowacentral.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number (312) 730-1560, fax (312) 730-1576. Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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