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General Education Requirements: Associate in Arts Degree

General Education/MnTC Requirements   40 credits 

1. Communication (at least two courses)  
  ENGL 1121* 4
  CMST 1110 OR CMST 2215 OR CMST 2220 3
2. Critical Thinking (at least three courses)  
3. Natural Science  
  (one course required in B and C, one course must include a lab)
A. Lab
  B. Physical Science
  C. Biological Science
4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning  
  Demonstrated competency in mathematics from (1) below and at least one course  from (2) below:
1) Place into a math course 1000-level or higher on the Accuplacer Test or complete Math 0205, or Math 0210, or Math 0220 with a “C” or better.
2) At least one course from the following: 
MATH 1100, 1110, 1120, 1200, 1201, 1210, 1310, 1400, 1401 
or PHIL 1105

5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences  
  (at least two courses; one from each of two categories)
  A. Economics/Geography
  B. Anthropology/Psychology/Sociology
  C. History/Political Science
6. Humanities/Fine Art  
  (at least two courses; one from each of two categories)
  A. Literature and Creative Writing
  B. Humanities/Philosophy
  C. Art/Music/Theatre
7. Human Diversity (at least one course)  
8. Global Perspective (at least one course)  
9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility (at least one course)  
10. People and the Environment (at least one course)  

Distribution requirements are satisfied through completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) listed below. These criteria must be met to complete the MnTC:
  1. All ten emphasis areas listed must be completed.
  2. A total of at least 40 semester credits from courses listed in the MnTC must be satisfactorily completed. One course may satisfy more than one emphasis area, but the course credits may be counted only once.
  3. A 2.0 MnTC GPA is required for recognition of a student’s completion of the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, with or without completing an associate degree.





Elective Credit Requirements                 17 Credits

The balance of the 60 semester credits for the degree may be met by taking college-level coursework appropriate to the student’s transfer program.


*Course has a prerequisite. Prerequisites are listed on the courses schedule and in the ARCC Catalog Course Descriptions pages.



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