West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts General Concentration Degree Online

Associate in Arts Degree
General Concentration

NOTE:  Online Degree Programs have specific entrance requirements. All developmental coursework must be completed prior to program admission. 

This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in a variety of liberal arts programs, including art, communication, education, English, journalism, library science, philosophy, pre-law, political science, or the social sciences. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis in the Liberal Arts disciplines.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts, and principles relevant to the liberal arts
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration field
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work collaboratively
  • Think critically and solve problems
  • View issues from a global perspective
  • Conduct basic research using computers
  • Appreciate literature and the arts
  • Live according to conscious values and ethics

Graduates of this program would plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in a variety of liberal arts disciplines, and may go on to earn an advanced degree.

 


First Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3
HIST History Core Requirement - 3
MATH 108 College Algebra with Applications - 4
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology - 3
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3

First Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 102 College Composition II - 3
MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics - 3
or
SCI Science Core Requirement - (4)
SS Social Science Core Requirement - 3
Concentration Elective* - 3
Elective - 3

Second Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HPE Physical Education Requirement - 1
HUM Humanities Core Requirement - 3
SCI Science Core Requirement - 4
SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology - 3
Concentration Elective * - 3

Second Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HUM Humanities Core Requirement - 3
POLS 102 American National Government and Politics - 3
SS 255 The Global Community - 3
Concentration Elective * - 3
Elective - 3

Total Hours in Program – 60-61
HIST: Choose from HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111
HPE: Choose from HPE 100, HPE 101, HPE 105
SCI: Choose from ASTR 125, BIO 110, BIO 112, BIO 218, CHEM 108,
CHEM 109, GSC 100, PHYS 104, PHYS 105
SS: Choose from ECON 104, ECON 105, GEOG 205, HIST 100,
HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111, PSYC 208
HUM: Choose from ART 150, ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 210, ENG 211,
ENG 215, PHIL 200
*Concentration Elective: Choose from any ART, ENG, ECON, HIST, SOC,
SS, PSYC, or PHIL 200 (3 hours from 3 separate disciplines to equal nine
hours.)

 

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