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Associate of Arts
General Curriculum

General Curriculum
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Get your Associate's with a general curriculum for your educational goals.

In the general curriculum, you may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMGC’s offerings. The responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets your intended learning outcomes is yours. You are encouraged to seek assistance from your academic advisor in arranging your curriculum as is appropriate to personal interests and future educational plans.

Courses in the General Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • Curriculum courses (12) ‚Äì Any courses that meet your educational and career goals
  • Elective courses (13)

General Education Requirements (35 Credits)

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult your academic advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and research and computing literacy).

Research and Computing Literacy Courses

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201) or (3 Credits, CMST 301)

Communications Courses

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course

Math Course

  • (3 Credits, MATH 103) or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 142) or (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 204) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or (3 Credits, PSYC 100) or other behavioral and social science course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory course(s)
  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or (3 Credits, BIOL 160) or other science lecture course

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