Associate of Arts degree

General Requirements

Total credits: 60 hours (up to six hours of advanced level ESL may apply).

Grade point average: 2.00 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.

Skills Courses (12 to 13 hours)

Written Communication (6 hours) – ENGL 125 College Writing I and ENGL 135 College Writing II or ENGL 225 Advanced Critical Research and Argument.

Oral Communication (3) – COMM 206 Speech Communication.

Mathematics (3 to 4) – One of the following: MASC 105 College Algebra, MASC 115 Precalculus Mathematics, MASC 116 Introduction to Mathematics, MASC 141 Calculus I or MASC 210 Elementary Statistics.

Knowledge Courses (20 hours)

Social Science (6 hours) – One course from two of the following areas: ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics, PSY 200 General Psychology, POLS 121 American Government and Politics, SOC 202 Cultural Anthropology, SOC 203 Introduction to Sociology.

Humanities (6) – One course from two of the following areas: ART 103 Art Appreciation, EDUC/ENGL 204 Introduction to Children’s Literature, ENGL 112 Studies in Literature, ENGL 212 World Literature, ENGL 215 Introduction to Film, ENGL 217 Literature of Race, Ethnicity and Gender, HIST 221/222 U.S. History I/II, HIST 251/252 History of World Civilization I/II, JAPN 101 Japanese I, MUS 203 Music Appreciation, THAR 103 The Art of Theatre.

Natural Science (8) – One course from two of the following areas: BISC 100 Introduction to Biology, BISC 110/120 Environmental Biology/Science, BISC 205 Anatomy and Physiology, CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry, CHEM 121 General Chemistry I, PHSC 200 Principles of Physical Science, PHYS 203 College Physics I, PHYS 213 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I.

Responsibility Courses (5 hours)

IDS 101 First-Year Experience, PHED 210 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness and one of the following: BUAD 220 Management, EDUC/ENGL 204 Introduction to Children’s Literature, ENGL 212 World Literature, HIST 204 African-American History, HIST 213 Anabaptist History and Thought, HUM 240 European History and Fine Arts, JAPN 101 Japanese I, NUTR 210 Principles of Nutrition, PHED 231 Personal and Community Health, RELG 131 Faith and Discipleship, RELG 214 Peacemaking and Justice, SOC 122 Religions of the World, SOC 123 Urban Life and Culture, SOC 215 Social Diversity.

Faith Course (3 hours)

RELG 100 Biblical Literature

Integration Course (3 to 4 hours)

Aviation Safety, BISC 240 Genetics, BUAD 112 Personal Finance, CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II, EDUC 210 Diverse Learners, ENGL 220 Creative Writing, ART/MUS/THAR 231 Sophomore Fine Arts Portfolio, PHED 205 Recreation Leadership, PHYS 214 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, RELG 260 Jesus and the Gospels, SOC 207 Sociology of Families.

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