Code: F_AA_AA

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree provides students with a general liberal arts education that prepares them for transfer into a bachelor degree program at a four-year college or university. Students looking to transfer with guaranteed junior standing in a specific field of study should pursue an associate of arts degree with designation in the following areas: anthropology, art history, business, communication, criminal justice, economics, early childhood education, elementary education, English (literature) emphasis, French, geography, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, studio art, and theater.  

More information on these degree plans can be found in the Associate Degrees with Designation section of this catalog.

While a student may tailor the generic Associate of Arts (AA) Degree to prepare for specific transfer options, all official documents and diplomas issued by the college will only indicate the awarding of an Associate of Arts Degree without any indication of a more specific area of study unless the student completes the requirements for one of the areas of designation noted above.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course

Oral Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking

3

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 220Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: Completing Communication courses is a Colorado Community College System requirement; not a gtPathways requirement.

Mathematics

Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1).  Credits over 3 will be applied to electives.

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4).

Total Credit Hours:6

History

Select one gtPathways History course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2). One course must have a required laboratory (GT-SC1).  Credits over 7 will be applied to electives.

Total Credit Hours:7-10

Student Choice

Select one additional course from the categories below:

- One gtPathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1GT-AH2GT-AH3GT-AH4).

- One gtPathways History course (GT-HI1).

- One gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course (GT-SS1GT-SS2, or GT-SS3).

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

  • Select 18-23* credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.

*The number of electives remaining will vary since these are determined by selection of Natural and Physical Science coursework between 7-10 credits and Mathematics coursework between 3-5 credits.

Total Credit Hours:18-23

Total Credit Hours: 60

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • No developmental courses may be applied to this degree.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 ("C" in each course) to be eligible to graduate.
  • Transfer Students must complete at least 15 semester credit hours that are part of their degree requirements at Front Range in order to earn a degree from Front Range.
  • Submit Graduation Application, transfer credits, and Prior Learning Assessment Credit to the Office of the Registrar by published deadline.
  • Continuing students who have not had a 12 month lapse in enrollment will be allowed to use the requirements listed in any catalog published while continuously attending.