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General Degree Requirements

To receive an Associate in Art or Associate in Science Degree from Elmira College, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credits, with a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.000. The last 30 of these credits must be earned at Elmira College.

For the A.A. degree, the student must complete the general degree requirements listed below and sufficient general electives to reach a total of 60 credits, with at least 45 credit hours in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For the A.S. degree, the student must complete the general degree requirements listed below and a concentration in either Business or Human Services and sufficient general electives to reach a total of 60 credits, with at least 30 credit hours in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

General Degree Requirements

A. Communications Skills Program 3.0-6.0 (credits)
WRT 1030 Critical and Analytical Thinking 3.0 (credits)
ENG 1600 Writing Seminar 3.0 (credits)

B. Mathematical Competency
MAT 1030 College Algebra 3.0 (credits)

Students may be exempted from any of the above courses based on a demonstrated level of accomplishment or appropriate college-level coursework taken at another institution.

C. Distribution Requirements
1. Culture and Civilization 9.0 (credits)
Students must select one course in each of the broad areas

a. United States Culture and Civilization
b. European Culture and Civilization
c. Non-Western Culture and Civilization

2. Contemporary Social Institutions (A.A. degree only) 3.0 (credits)
3. The Scientific Method

a. Physical and Life Science 4.0 (credits)
b. Social and Behavioral Science 3.0 (credits)

4. The Creative Process 3.0 (credits)