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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 Requirements31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Electives17
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$6,380
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$105
Books/Supplies$2,159
Total$8,674
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Fall 2015 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums 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

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

Written
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Verbal
Select one of the following:
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 161Survey of Calculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **,+4

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

Humanities
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
LIT 291Special Topics-Literature +3
LSH 201Introduction to the Humanities +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3
Fine Arts
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select two of the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **,+4
BIOB 170Prin Biological Diversity/Lab **,+4
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
NUTR 221Basic Human Nutrition +3
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4
PHSX 205College Physics I w/Lab **,+4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab **,+4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

Social Sciences
CJUS 121Intro to Criminal Justice +3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics +3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics +3
PSCI 210Intro to American Government +3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3
History
HSTA 101American History I (N) +3
HSTA 102American History II (N) +3
HSTA 255Montana History (N) +3
HSTR 101Western Civilization I +3
HSTR 102Western Civilization II +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
ANTY 101Anthro & the Human Experience +3
LSH 244American Cultural Values +3
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3
SIGN 101Intro to American Sign Lang +3
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I +4
SPNS 102Elementary 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 120Introduction to Computers3

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: 61

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Indicates prerequisite needed

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Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment

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 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 306Professional Writing in Discipline3

II. Core Requirements

Varies by selected degree
Upper division credits required36
(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.

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 Bachelor of Arts degree requires a Minor