Required General Education Courses for the Associate in Arts: minimum 36 credits
ENC 1101 Composition I, must complete with a "C" or better * - 3 credits
ENC 1102 Composition II, must complete with a "C" or better - 3 credits
Additional Communication General Education Course - 3 credits
Core Humanities General Education Course ** - 3 credits
Writing intensive Humanities course, must pass with a "C" or better ** - 3 credits
Core Social Sciences General Education Course - 3 credits
Writing intensive Social Sciences course, must pass with a "C" or better - 3 credits
Any Social Sciences General Education Course -3 credits
Core Mathematics General Education Course, must pass with a "C" or better *** - 3 credits
Any Mathematics General Education Course , must pass with a "C" or better - 3 credits
Core Natural Sciences General Education Course with laboratory **** - 3 credits
Any Natural Sciences General Education Course with corresponding laboratory - 3 credits
According to Rule 6A-14.0303
* "Any student who successfully completes a course with an ENC prefix for which ENC X101 is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the communication core."
** " Any General Education Humanities course (must be writing intensive completed with a grade of "C" or better if HUM 2020 or LIT 2000 was not taken to complete the Humanities Core requirement."
***"Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one (1) of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core."
**** "Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one ( 1) of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core."
Elective Courses: 24 Credit Hours
Students are encouraged to select elective courses that complement their major or program area of interest. Additional courses in all General Education content areas (such as communications, humanities, social behavioral sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences) can fulfill general elective hours. Additionally, students can select courses in disciplines such as accounting, business, computers and technology, criminal justice, early childhood, education, law and public service, marketing and management. Consult the Course Descriptions section of the Catalog for additional course information.
Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor to review program prerequisites and to review common course prerequisites for baccalaureate program areas (also available through Florida Virtual Campus at www.floridashines.org).
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) college-level coursework (EAP 1500 and above) is limited to 6 credit hours within the 24 credit-hour electives for the AA degree.
Other Associate in Arts Information and Requirements
Foreign Language Competency Requirement
In accordance with Florida Statute 1007.25, students initially entering a Florida College System Institution in 2014-2015 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in foreign language pursuant to guidelines set in Florida Statute 1007.262.
The Foreign Language Competency Requirement may be met by:
- 2 years of the same High School Foreign Language, or
- Documented foreign language proficiency through testing, or
- 2 semesters of the same College Level Foreign Language (level II proficiency), or
- Level II proficiency - this criterion occurs when a student has completed the second course of a sequence of college foreign language without completing the first course. For example, if a student has successfully completed a college-level Spanish II but not Spanish I, then the student has met the Foreign Language Competency requirement.
Students should check with their Academic Advisor for additional information, or if they are unsure whether they have already met this requirement.