Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree serves the student who does not wish to pursue a four-year baccalaureate program. It is designed to promote cultural growth and acquaintance with the major areas of study and to create a strong foundation in one area.

Associate of Arts degrees are available with curricula in art, business administration, computer science, English, English writing, and communication theory.

To earn an Associate:

To earn the Associate of Arts degree from Carroll College, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of the Carroll College Core Curriculum (CORE) for the Associate of Arts degree;
  2. Completion of all program requirements in the major;
  3. Completion of at least sixty-six (66) semester hours of course work, only two (2) of which may be physical education activity courses (HPE 101-102); and
  4. Achievement of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in
    - a. All courses taken,
    - b. The requirements in the major, taken as a unit, and
    - c. The CORE, taken as a unit.

Core Curriculum–Associate of Arts Degree


I. Foundations:

13 credits to be completed within the first fortyfive
semester hours at Carroll College
LAS 101 Alpha Seminar .......................... 3 credits
(required of all first-year students in the fall semester)
TH 101 Theological Foundations .......... 3 credits
EN 102 College Composition ................................. 4 credits
CO 101 Basic Communication ............................... 3 credits
Note: Foundations classes may not be used to meet other CORE requirements.

II. Areas of Knowledge:

15-16 credits (only one course from each area may be counted toward the 15-16 credits)
Fine Arts ................................................... 3 credits
History ..................................................... 3 credits
Mathematics .............................................. 3 credits
Literature .................................................... 3 credits
Natural Sciences (lab course is required) ..... 3-4 credits
Philosophy ................................................... 3 credits
Social Science ........................................... 3 credits
Theology ................................................... 3 credits
(TH101 may not be used to fulfill this requirement)

III. Writing-Intensive Requirement (WI)

1 course

IV. Diversity Requirement:

1 courses/experiences

  • Global Diversity
    1. i. approved study abroad
    2. ii. class (GD) that meets criteria
  • National Diversity
    1. class (ND) that meets criteria
    2. approved experiential learning opportunity

Note: Both full-time and part-time students must meet the
Carroll College Core Curriculum in effect at the time they
become degree candidates.