May 29, 2023
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The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most fouryear colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate of Arts & Science degree (AA&S). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. This degree plan is closely aligned to local universities and colleges. Please see your advisor for specific guidelines.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Civic Engagement: Demonstrate the knowledge and civic values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
- Critical Thinking: Locate, evaluate, interpret, and combine information to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions.
- Professional Readiness: Demonstrate skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuit of further education.
- Quantitative Literacy: Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings.
- Scientific Literacy: Recognize and know how to use the scientific method, and to evaluate empirical information.
- Written Communication: Express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms.
- Economic Literacy: Apply basic economic concepts to current issues.
Students must meet the requirements for admission established by the college. Depending on specific circumstances, students may need to complete developmental coursework as they begin this course of study. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. MECC strongly recommends consulting with an academic advisor at the college in planning their program and selecting courses.
For Further Information, Contact:
Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean
Select one course below 2
Total Program Credits: 62
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.
1 In addition to the economics requirements for the community colleges, students are advised to complete a Political Science and Psychology course, or a full year of a sophomore social science if required by the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer.
2 At least one semester of World Literature (ENG 251-252) is recommended.
3 All students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree must demonstrate information literacy by completing ITE 119 , by satisfying the terms of an articulation agreement, or by establishing competency on an approved assessment test.
4 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
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