2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts, AA [AA, 60 Total Credits]


The Associate of Arts Degree is a general transfer program for students who are planning to transfer to UNLV, UNR, NSC, GBC or another baccalaureate-level institution. Students who are transferring outside the NSHE are advised to select courses that meet the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. The AA allows for a disciplinary emphasis and leads to further, specialized study at a four-year college or university.


  1. Produce oral and written communication befitting the context and audience.

  2. Utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems.

  3. Identify and analyze a problem, generate and consider potential solutions, and defend the best solution based on evidence and reasoning.

  4. Synthesize information from a variety of academic disciplines.

  5. Examine the variations in human culture and incorporate perspectives of diversity.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Choose two courses; one must include a lab.

Humanities (6 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (26 Credits)

Social Science Electives (9 Credits)

Select one course from three different disciplines

Electives (17 Credits)

  • See an Academic Advisor or Counselor for course selection.