Associate Degree with Honors

(Meet these requirements in addition to either the A.A. or A.S. degree requirements)

General Requirements

Total credits: 70 hours (10 credits in addition to the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree).

Grade point average: 3.25 or better in Hesston College courses. Transfer hours must have grades of C or better.

Residency: one semester of full-time study or a minimum of 30 Hesston College hours. In addition, 20 of final 30 hours must be earned at Hesston College.

Additional Skills Courses

Written Communication (3 hours) – ENGL 225 Advanced Critical Research and Argument (may also count as the A.A. second written communication requirement)

Knowledge Courses

Additional Elective (3 to 4 credit hours) – Completion of an additional elective course from an unexplored area not previously applied to fulfill a Knowledge Source Course requirement

Experiential Learning Opportunity Completion of a credit bearing internship, field experience, cooperative education course or leadership course sequence

Transcultural Knowledge and Experience Completion of a course with focus on transcultural knowledge and experience – choose from the following:

  • BUAD 220 Management
  • EDUC 210 Diverse Learners
  • ENGL 212 World Literature
  • ENGL 217 Literature of Race, Ethnicity and Gender
  • JAPN 101 Japanese I
  • MUS 203 Music Appreciation
  • PSY 200 General Psychology
  • SOC 122 Religions of the World
  • SOC 203 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 207 Sociology of Families
  • A Transcultural Experience course (1 to 4 hours)
  • Spanish course/language course

*No course can fulfill more than one graduation requirement with the exception of Engl 225 which can meet the second writing skills requirement for the A.A. in addition to the Honors requirement. Any student who is unable to complete the Honors Degree of Study within four full-time semesters will require approval by the Honors Program of Study Selection Committee in order to remain eligible for the program.

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