Associate of Arts Degree
The Department of Applied Arts and Sciences offer the Associate of Arts Degree. The Associate of Arts Degree is a general education transfer degree and does not include a major or minor course of study. To receive an Associate of Arts degree all students must successfully complete all the general education requirements as described by Montana Board of Regents policy 301.10, Appendix 1. Students preparing for a specific baccalaureate degree may decide to choose specific general education courses that meet the requirements for a major. Students seeking the AA are not required to sit for the upper-division writing proficiency assessment (WPA). The minimum grade average for the 60 credits required for graduation is 2.00 for all courses taken for the traditional letter grade (A-F) basis. To pass a general education course, students must earn a C- or better.
Students may begin coursework in the autumn or spring semester. Following is a suggested first year course of study. Courses numbered below 100 and courses with a "T" suffix on the course number do not count toward the 60 credit requirement or general education course requirements, but do meet financial aid requirements.