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Associate of Arts (AA)

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The Associate of Arts degree includes several options selected from courses listed below. By completing your AA degree requirements before transferring to a public four-year institution in Colorado, 60 credits are guaranteed to transfer once you are accepted for admission. Liberal arts majors will be able to finish a BA degree with 60 additional credits at the transfer institution. This is called a 60 + 60 transfer plan.

If you do not finish the full 60-credit AA degree then non-state guaranteed general education courses (✽ courses) may transfer on a course-by-course basis. This decision is at the discretion of the receiving institution; please see your advisor. If you change your major between two liberal arts programs, the same general education guarantee applies; however, students who change their major after the first 60 hours accept the responsibility that this decision may require additional courses. This will help you avoid any confusion or disappointment as you work toward completing your degree.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. This program is available at all CMC locations. For more information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College. Not every course is offered on every campus, some locations may require travel between sites to complete the degree.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts Program.

General Education Requirements (31 credits)

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Arts & Humanities 
2 courses (6 credits) Select from Categories:
GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature & Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages   (must be Intermediate/200-level)

1 course (3 credits) from Category:
GT-HI1: History  

Social & Behavioral Sciences 
1 courses (3 credits) Select from Categories:
GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks  

Choose one additional course from Arts & Humanities, History, or Social & Behavioral Sciences
1 course (3 credits) from: GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4, GT-HI1, GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3  


Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)

Electives (21 credits)

  •     Advised Electives  21.0 credits
        Choose from courses numbered 100-299 that are Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Transfer (✽)
        No PED courses allowed for this requirement.


Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (31 credits)
CMC Requirements (8 credits)
Electives (21 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Arts degree (60 credits)



◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

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