Associate in Arts

Degree

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution and majoring in a non-STEM subject (something other than science, technology, engineering, or math). For example, the AA is appropriate for students majoring in Art, Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Languages, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Social Work, etc.

Students who complete the associate’s degree are considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower division requirements of the receiving institution. Graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program (60-61 semester hour credits) will be eligible to transfer to all constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina with junior status if admitted into the institution.

Students should select courses based on their intended major and transfer university requirements. The same course cannot be counted in more than one category. Students must meet the receiving institution's foreign language and/or health & P.E. requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward graduation and to ensure course transferability to the University of North Carolina system. Students interested in taking advanced Spanish language courses may also be interested in adding the Spanish Language Certificate to the Associate in Arts degree.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Courses

Course Course Name CREDIT
 
Academic Transition
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
English Composition
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
ENG 112 Writing/Res in Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Communication/Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 2 courses from 2 different disciplines.

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3 0 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3 0 0 3
Literature Requirement

Select 1 course.

ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Science

Select 2 courses from 2 different disciplines.

ECO 251 Prin. of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
History Requirement

Select 1 course.

HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 0 3
Mathematics

Select 1 course.

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
Natural Sciences

Select 1 course.

BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
PHY 110
 
PHY 110A
Concept Physics
and
Concept Physics Lab
3 2 0 4
Second Math

Select 1 course.

MAT 152 Statistical Methods 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 2 0 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3 2 0 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
MAT 273 Calculus III 3 2 0 4
Second Natural Science

Select 1 course.

BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 3 3 0 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 3 3 0 4
BIO 140
 
BIO 140A
Environmental Biology
and
Environmental Biology Lab
3 3 0 4
CHM 131
 
CHM 131A
Intro to Chemistry
and
Intro to Chemistry Lab
3 3 0 4
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
PHY 110
 
PHY 110A
Concept Physics
and
Concept Physics Lab
3 2 0 4
PHY 151 College Physics I 3 2 0 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
General Education

Select 6 hours from any of the previous listings and/or from the following.

ANT 210 General Anthropology 3 0 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
CIS 115 Intro to Prog and Logic 2 3 0 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3 0 0 3
DRA 126 Storytelling 3 0 0 3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3 0 0 3
ENG 113 Lit Base Research 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research and Report 3 0 0 3
ENG 131 Introduction to Literature 3 0 0 3
ENG 261 World Literature I 3 0 0 3
ENG 262 World Literature II 3 0 0 3
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3 0 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3 0 0 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 220 Human Value and Meaning 3 0 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 0 3
POL 110 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 0 3
PSY 239 Psychology of Personality 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 0 3
REL 110 World Religion 3 0 0 3
REL 211 Introduction to Old Testament 3 0 0 3
REL 212 Introduction to New Testament 3 0 0 3
REL 221 Religion in America 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
SOC 230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 0 0 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 0 0 3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3 0 0 3
Elective Courses

Select 15-16 hours from any of the previous listings and/or from the following.

ACC 120 Princ of Financial Acct 3 2 0 4
ACC 121 Princ of Managerial Acct 3 2 0 4
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
ART 131 Drawing I 0 6 0 3
ART 132 Drawing II 0 6 0 3
ART 140 Basic Painting 0 4 0 2
ART 214 Portfolio and Resume 0 2 0 1
ART 240 Painting I 0 6 0 3
ART 241 Painting II 0 6 0 3
ART 244 Watercolor 0 6 0 3
ART 264 Digital Photography I 1 4 0 3
ART 281 Sculpture I 0 6 0 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 0 6 0 3
ART 284 Ceramics II 0 6 0 3
ART 285 Ceramics III 0 6 0 3
ART 286 Ceramics IV 0 6 0 3
ART 288 Studio Art 0 6 0 3
BIO 143 Field Biology Mini-course 1 2 0 2
BIO 145 Ecology 3 3 0 4
BIO 146 Regional Natural History 3 3 0 4
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 0 5
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
BIO 250 Genetics 3 3 0 4
BIO 275 Microbiology 3 3 0 4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Princ of Management 3 0 0 3
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 0 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
CSC 134 C++ Programming 2 3 0 3
CSC 139 Visual BASIC Programming 2 3 0 3
CSC 151 JAVA Programming 2 3 0 3
CSC 239 Advanced Visual BASIC Programming 2 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Dev. I 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children w/ Exceptional Needs 3 0 0 3
ENG 125 Creative Writing I 3 0 0 3
ENG 126 Creative Writing II 3 0 0 3
ENG 272 Southern Literature 3 0 0 3
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 3 0 0 3
HIS 145 The Second World War 3 0 0 3
HIS 163 World Since 1945 3 0 0 3
HIS 221 African American History 3 0 0 3
HIS 226 The Civil War 3 0 0 3
HIS 227 Native American History 3 0 0 3
HIS 237 The American Revolution 3 0 0 3
HIS 262 Middle East History 3 0 0 3
HUM 123 Appalachian Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 230 Leadership Development 3 0 0 3
JOU 110 Introduction to Journalism 3 0 0 3
MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics 3 0 0 3
MAT 280 Linear Algebra 2 2 0 3
MAT 285 Differential Equations 2 2 0 3
PED Any Physical Education Course 0 0 0 3
PSY 231 Forensic Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 243 Child Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 263 Educational Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 234 Sociology of Gender 3 0 0 3
SOC 244 Sociology of Death & Dying 3 0 0 3
SPA 141 Culture & Civilization 3 0 0 3
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 3 0 0 3
SPA 231 Reading and Composition 3 0 0 3

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate in Arts program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate thinking that is clear, accurate, precise, relevant, logical, deep, broad, and fair, while analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating – Critical Thinking
  2. Produce writing that is clear, precise, organized, incisive, and correct (according to the guidelines of Standard Written English) for a variety of purposes and audiences – Writing
  3. Read actively and analytically at the college level and synthesize and apply information across disciplines – Reading
  4. Speak in a manner that is clear, precise, coherent, perceptive, audience-aware, and correct (according to SWE) in both small and large group settings – Speaking
  5. Recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information – Information Literacy

The AA is available online. Online degree students follow the same degree requirements and program learning outcomes as students earning the degree in the traditional format.

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