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Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts Degree*
60 Semester Credit Hours

Curriculum: 0700 for Liberal Arts
Curriculum: 0500 for General Business
Curriculum: 0520 for Elementary Education**
Curriculum: 0540 for Secondary Education**
Curriculum: 0543 for Teaching – Early Childhood Education

 

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101 and EGL 102

6

 

SPE 103

3

Area B — 

Mathematics***

3

 

One MAT course of at least 3 credits from the approved list of IAI general education Mathematics courses

 

Area C — 

Science

7

 

One science course from the Life Sciences and one science course from the Physical Sciences; at least one of these courses must be a lab course

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

9

 

Three courses from at least two different social or behavioral science disciplines

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

9

 

Three courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts; at least one course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts

 

Area F — 

Global Studies†

3

 

One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement

0-3


Total General Education Requirements:


40

   

Electives:

 

Oakton does not offer specific majors within the associate in arts degree. Courses should be selected according to each student’s interests and intended major at the bachelor’s degree level. Students are strongly encouraged to consult Advising Services or a counselor and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
Note: MAT 120 may not be used for an A.A. or A.S. degree.

Total Electives

20


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

60

 

 

*May be completed entirely online.

**Students who plan to transfer to a college of education should contact Advising Services for information of courses to take.

***Students planning to transfer should contact Advising Services to select an appropriate mathematics course.

†Students must take a Global Studies course. This course may satisfy both Area F and another Area requirement.


 

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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