Oct 23, 2017
The Associate of Arts degree is intended for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate granting institution. Those wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and pursue a degree program in Liberal Arts are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution. In general, however, it is suggested that students complete the New Mexico Transfer Module as outlined below. A grade of C or better is required.
Communications: Select 9 credits
Mathematics: Select 3 credits
See Note(s) below.
*Students should choose the Mathematics course for their AA based upon the degree they plan to pursue at a four-year college or university. The mathematics sequence requires that the student either place directly into MATH 160 or MATH 170 on the Accuplacer OR complete MATH 115 as a prerequisite. Students who place at the MATH 115 level will need to complete 4 additional credit hours of course work. MATH 115 does NOT meet the mathematics general education requirement for an AA.
Laboratory Science: Select 8 credits
Select Lab Science courses for best fit in four-year program.
Students may choose courses from one or more disciplines. Select two from the following:
Social/Behavioral Science: Select 6-9 credits
Minimum of 6 credits. Must have 15 credits total between this area and Humanities and Fine Arts.
Humanities and Fine Arts: Select 6-9 credits
Minimum of 6 credits. Must have 15 credits total between this area and Social/Behavioral Science
Total General Education Requirements: 35
Liberal Arts Degree Requirements
Physical Education OR Dance: 1 credit
Fine Arts: 3 credits
Sciences or Applied Computer Science: 3-4 credits
One additional science from the following:
Electives: 15 credits
Any course numbered 110 and above. Students transferring to four year schools should carefully consult with their advisors for appropriate classes that can transfer for a specific major to their intended transfer institution.
Students wishing to major in one of the following areas should contact the institution to which they are planning to transfer for guidance. That institution can recommend the best mix of courses to meet their transfer requirements. (These concentrations won’t be reflected on your transcript.)
The following are suggested concentrations for the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts degree: Anthropology, Art, History/Political Science, Music, Sociology, Theatre.
Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:
Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.
Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students: