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Associate of Arts to Park University
Associate of Arts Degree with Transfer to a Bachelor of Arts at Park University
The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Park University.
The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program. To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:
|Montana University System Core Requirements||31|
|Computer Skills/Usage requirement||3|
|Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences||9|
|Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0|
Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Elective block, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate the outcomes achievable by completing the Montana University System Core.
- Select and use the appropriate technologies for personal, academic or career tasks.
- Think critically in evaluating information, solving problems and decision-making.
- Consider the application of the natural and physical sciences and mathematics in the context of today’s world.
Estimated Resident Program Cost*
Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.
|Tuition and Fees||$6,835|
Fall 2018, MUS Student Health Insurance Premium will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.
OFFERED ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS
Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.
I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement
II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 Semester Hours
Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)
|WRIT 101||College Writing I **,+||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|COMX 111||Introduction to Public Speaking +||3|
|COMX 115||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication +||3|
Mathematics - 3 Credits
|Select one of the following:|
|M 105||Contemporary Mathematics **, +||3|
|M 121||College Algebra **,+||3|
|M 151||Precalculus **,+||4|
|M 171||Calculus I **,+||4|
|STAT 216||Introduction to Statistics **,+||4|
Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits
|LIT 110||Introduction to Literature +||3|
|LIT 291||Special Topics +||3|
|LSH 201||Introduction to the Humanities +||3|
|PHL 101||Introduction to Philosophy +||3|
|PHL 110||Introduction to Ethics +||3|
|WGSS 242||Gender and Equality +||3|
|ARTH 160||Global Visual Culture +||3|
|ARTZ 101||Art Fundamentals +||3|
|ARTZ 105||Visual Language-Drawing +||3|
|MUSI 101||Enjoyment of Music +||3|
|MUSI 103||Fundamentals of Musical Creation +||3|
|MUSI 203||American Popular Music +||3|
|MUSI 207||World Music (= to 307) +||3|
Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)
|Select two of the following:|
|BIOB 101||Discover Biology w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOB 160||Principles of Living Systems w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOB 170||Principles of Biological Diversity w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOH 104||Basic Human Biology w/ Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 101||Discover Chemistry +||3|
|CHMY 121||Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 141||College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 143||College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+||4|
|GEO 101||Introduction to Physical Geology w/Lab +||4|
|NUTR 221||Basic Human Nutrition +||3|
|PHSX 105||Fundamentals of Physical Science w/Lab +||4|
|PHSX 205||College Physics I w/Lab **,+||4|
|PHSX 220||Physics I w/Lab **,+||4|
Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits
|CJUS 121||Introduction to Criminal Justice +||3|
|ECNS 201||Principles of Microeconomics +||3|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics +||3|
|PSCI 210||Introduction to American Government +||3|
|PSYX 100||Introduction to Psychology +||3|
|PSYX 230||Developmental Psychology +||3|
|SOCI 101||Introduction to Sociology +||3|
|HSTA 101||American History I (N) +||3|
|HSTA 102||American History II (N) +||3|
|HSTA 255||Montana History (N) +||3|
|HSTR 101||Western Civilization I +||3|
|HSTR 102||Western Civilization II +||3|
Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits
|Select one of the following:|
|ANTY 101||Anthropology and the Human Experience +||3|
|NASX 204||Introduction to Native American Beliefs and Philosophy (N) +||3|
|NASX 232||Montana Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues (= to 332) (N) +||3|
|NASX 240||Native American Literature (= to 340) (N) +||3|
|SIGN 101||Introduction to American Sign Language +||3|
|SPNS 101||Elementary Spanish I +||4|
|SPNS 102||Elementary Spanish II *,+||4|
Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits
|Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +|
III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits
|CAPP 131||Basic MS Office +||3|
|OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.|
NO MORE THAN 5 CREDITS OF COURSES NUMBERED 194 MAY BE APPLIED TOWARD THE DEGREE.
IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits+
Students may choose coursework numbered 100 or above from any of the following discipline areas to complete the required 9 credits of coursework in arts, humanities, and social sciences. (ACTG) Accounting, (ARTH, ARTZ) Art, (ANTY) Anthropology, (BGEN, BMGT, BMKT) Business, (COMX) Communication, (ECNS) Economics, ( EDU 221 only) Educational Psychology, (HSTA, HSTR) History, (LSH) Humanities, (LIT) Literature, (MUSI) Music, (NASX) Native American Studies, (PHL) Philosophy, (PSCI) Political Science, (PSYX) Psychology, (SIGN) American Sign Languages, (SOCI) Sociology, (SPNS) Spanish, and (WRIT) Writing (except WRIT 095 or WRIT 098).
COURSES NUMBERED 194 WILL NOT BE APPLIED TO THE CONCENTRATION AREA
V. Electives - 17 Credits
Students may choose coursework numbered 100 or above from any discipline area to complete the required 17 credits of electives. Please see your advisor in regard to elective credits that will transfer to an applicable major and/or minor at Park University.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 60
Indicates prerequisite needed
Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment
A grade of C- or above is required for graduation
Outline For Completion of Bachelor of Arts Degree from Park University
I. General Education
|Writing Competency Test -- P|
|Completion of two 4-hour elementary level modern language courses (103 & 104)||8|
OR the second 4-hour elementary level modern language course (104) and one 3-hour intermediate course (201)
OR one 3-hour intermediate course
|EN 306||Professional Writing in Discipline||3|
II. Core Requirements
|Varies by selected degree|
|Upper division credits required||36|
|(Some GFC MSU courses may transfer as upper-division credits)|
TOTAL CREDITS: 122*
Up to 75 credits from Great Falls College MSU may be applied toward graduation requirements at Park University. Residency requirement of 30 hours at Park with 15 hours in major core.
Bachelor of Arts degree requires a Minor