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Associate of Arts Information
Associate of Arts



ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met for an Associate of Arts (AA) award:
   1.  Earn a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours.
   2.  Complete the general education core curriculum of 42 credit hours.
   3.  Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
   4.  Earn a minimum of 18 credit hours at Collin College.
   5.  Complete a minimum of 18 additional credit hours of degree requirements and
        general studies electives.
   6.  Complete the degree requirement for the AA degree:
          * At least one sophomore-level literature course (3 credit hours). This requirement
             may simultaneously meet the Humanities core requirement.




ASSOCIATE OF ARTS FIELDS OF STUDY
Below are state-recognized AA Fields of Study (FOS) Transfer Curricula. Students completing the required FOS courses, for a specific FOS, will be awarded a Certificate.  The FOS is guaranteed to freely transfer to Texas public colleges, toward that specific area.  The FOS courses are equivalent to the first two years of program coursework in a related bachelor's degree.

AA - Fields of Studies are available in the following disciplines:

     *  Business (AA or certificate)
     *  Communication (AA or certificate)
     *  Criminal Justice (AA or certificate)
     *  Music (AA or certificate)
     *  Nursing (AA or certificate)