Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a Baccalaureate institution.

Students who matriculated at Cape Cod Community College prior to Fall 2010 will follow the requirements in the catalog under which they originally matriculated. (Refer to the College catalog archives.)

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements (for non-STEM concentrations)

For the Associate in Arts degree the student must:

  1. have a minimum cumulative average of 2.0,
  2. satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, at least 24 of which must be earned from Cape Cod Community College, excluding developmental education courses,
  3. complete 34 general education credits as follows:  
 ENL101 English Composition I3 credits  
 ENL102 English Composition II3 credits  
 Humanities & Fine Arts9 credits  
 Behavioral & Social Sciences9 credits  
 Natural or Physical Science7 credits  
 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning3 credits  
 Total Credits    34  
  1. select the remaining 26 credits as required in the student's concentration.

Refer to the list of General Education Courses - courses that satisfy General Education requirements.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements (for STEM concentrations: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics)

For the Associate in Arts degree in the above listed concentrations, the student must:

  1. have a minimum cumulative average of 2.0,
  2. satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, at least 24 of which must be earned from Cape Cod Community College, excluding developmental education courses,
  3. select 28 general education credits as follows:  
 ENL101 English Composition I3 credits  
 ENL102 English Composition II3 credits  
 Humanities & Fine Arts6 credits  
 Behavioral & Social Sciences6 credits  
 Natural or Physical Science7 credits  
 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning3 credits  
 Total Credits    28  

4. select the remaining 32 credits as required in the student's concentration.

 

Note:

  1. Students who are recommended to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing, or mathematics should do so during their first semester.
  2. Students should complete ENL101, ENL102, and any mathematics requirements within the first 30 credits since communication and quantitative skills are essential for success in many college courses.
  3. All students graduating with an Associate in Arts degree automatically satisfy MassTransfer. An associate degree is MassTransfer eligible when the curriculum includes the MassTransfer block listed below. Find out more about MassTranser and visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer for full details.

MassTransfer Block

 English Composition/Writing6 credits  
 Behavioral & Social Sciences9 credits  
 Humanities & Fine Arts9 credits  
 Natural or Physical Science7 credits^
 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning3 credits  
 Total Credits34 credits^

^Cape Cod Community College requires 8 credits of Natural or Physical Science to graduate with an Associate in Arts degree.

Your acdemic advisor can assist you in selecting a program that mets your career and educational goals. If you do not have an academic advisor, please contact the Advising and Counseling Center.

Students required to take developmental coursework may need an additional semester(s) to complete their degree requirements.

Students must apply for graduation at the beginning of their final semester at CCCC. See your academic advisor to complete the form.

Any student taking online courses or courses with online components is responsible for having reliable access to both the internet and a computer running Chrome or Firefox. Please visit www.capecod.edu/online for more information detailing online course requirements.

The Associate in Arts degree is MassTransfer eligible. Students who plan to transfer to a particular college should consult with a Cape Cod Community College transfer advisor, the receiving institution's office of admissions, the relevant college catalog, and plan on the appropriate course of study.