AS Degree Requirements

Four-year college transfer guides are available via the CCHE website at: https://cdhe.colorado.gov/institutional-transfer-guides

Statewide GT (Guaranteed Transfer) Courses (39-44 credits). Approved Electives (16-21 credits). Total Credits (60 required).

CCCS Communications Requirement - 1 course (3 credits)

COM 115Public Speaking

3

or

COM 125Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3

3

or

COM 220Intercultural Comm: GT-SS3

3

Note: Communication is a Colorado Community College System requirement and is in addition to the Statewide Guaranteed transfer (GT) courses.

(Written) Communication - GT-CO1 & GT-CO2 - 2 courses (6 credits)

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

Mathematics - GT-MA1 - 1 course (3-5 credits)

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

MAT 122College Trigonometry: GT-MA1

3

MAT 166Pre-Calculus: GT-MA1

5

MAT 201Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

MAT 202Calculus II: GT-MA1

5

MAT 204Calculus III/Engineer App: GT-MA1

5

MAT 261Differential Equations/Engineering Applications: GT-MA1

4

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH 2, AH3 or AH4.)

Arts and Expression - GT-AH1

ART 110Art Appreciation: GT-AH1

3

ART 111Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1

3

ART 112Art Hist Renaiss/1900: GT-AH1

3

COM 130Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1

3

DAN 125Dance History: GT-AH1

3

DAN 150Dance Appreciation: GT-AH1

3

MUS 120Music Appreciation: GT-AH1

3

MUS 121Music Hist Mdvl-Classical: GT-AH1

3

MUS 122Music History Romantic-Present: GT-AH1

3

MUS 123Survey of World Music: GT-AH1

3

MUS 125History of Jazz: GT-AH1

3

THE 105Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1

3

THE 108Theater Script Analysis: GT-AH1

3

THE 211Dev of Theatre Greek-Reniassance: GT-AH1

3

THE 212Dev of Theatre Restoration to Modern: GT-AH1

3

THE 215Playwriting: GT-AH1

3

Literature and Humanities - GT-AH2

HUM 103Intro to Film Art: GT-AH2

3

HUM 115World Mythology: GT-AH2

3

HUM 121Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2

3

HUM 122Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2

3

HUM 123Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2

3

LIT 115Intro to Literature I: GT-AH2

3

LIT 201World Lit to 1600: GT-AH2

3

LIT 202World Lit After 1600: GT-AH2

3

LIT 205Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2

3

LIT 211Amer Lit to Civil War: GT-AH2

3

LIT 212Amer Lit Aft Civil War: GT-AH2

3

LIT 221British Lit to 1770: GT-AH2

3

LIT 222British Lit Since 1770: GT-AH2

3

LIT 225Intro to Shakespeare: GT-AH2

3

LIT 246Literature of Women: GT-AH2

3

LIT 268Celtic Literature: GT-AH2

3

Ways of Thinking - GT-AH3

PHI 111Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3

3

PHI 112Ethics: GT-AH3

3

PHI 113Logic: GT-AH3

3

PHI 114Comparative Religions: GT-AH3

3

PHI 115World Religions-West: GT-AH3

3

PHI 116World Religions-East: GT-AH3

3

PHI 214Philosophy of Religion: AH3

3

PHI 218Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3

3

PHI 220Philosophy-Death & Dying: AH3

3

Foreign Languages - GT-AH4

Must be intermediate/200-level.

FRE 211French Language III: GT-AH4

3

GER 211German Language III: GT-AH4

3

ITA 211Italian Language III: GT-AH4

3

JPN 211Japanese Language III: GT-AH4

3

RUS 211Russian Language III: GT-AH4

3

SPA 211Spanish Language III: GT-AH4

3

FRE 212French Language IV: GT-AH4

3

GER 212German Lang IV: GT-AH4

3

ITA 212Italian Language IV: GT-AH4

3

JPN 212Japanese Language IV: GT-AH4

3

RUS 212Russian Language IV: GT-AH4

3

SPA 212Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4

3

History - GT-AH1 - 1 course (3 credits)

One guaranteed transfer History course GT-H1.

HIS 101Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1

3

HIS 102Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1

3

HIS 111The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1

3

HIS 112The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1

3

HIS 121US History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1

3

HIS 122US History since Civil War: GT-HI1

3

HIS 205Women in World History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 207American Environment Hist: GT-HI1

3

HIS 208American Indian History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 215Women in U.S. History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 225Colorado History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 235Hist of American West: GT-HI1

3

HIS 236US History Since 1945: GT-HI1

3

HIS 243Hist of Modern China: GT-HI1

3

HIS 244History of Latin America: GT-HI1

3

HIS 24720th Century World History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 249History-Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1

3

HIS 251Hist Christianity in World: GT-HI1

3

HIS 260US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)

OR

One guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)

AND One guaranteed transfer History course (GT-HI1).

Economic and Political Systems - GT-SS1

ECO 101Econ of Social Issues: GT-SS1

3

ECO 201Prin of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1

3

ECO 202Prin of Microeconomics: GT-SS1

3

ECO 245Environmental Economics: GT-SS1

3

POS 105Introduction to Political Science: GT-SS1

3

POS 111American Government: GT-SS1

3

POS 125Amer State and Local Govt: GT-SS1

3

POS 205International Relations: GT-SS1

3

POS 215Current Polit Issues: GT-SS1

3

POS 225Comparative Government: GT-SS1

3

Geography - GT-SS2

GEO 105World Regional Geography: GT-SS2

3

GEO 106Human Geography: GT-SS2

3

Human Behavior, Cultural and Social Frameworks - GT-SS3

AGR 260World Interdependence - Population and Food: GT-SS3

3

ANT 101Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3

3

ANT 107Intro to Archaeology: GT-SS3

3

ANT 108Archaeology of World Rock Art: GT-SS3

3

ANT 201Intro to Forensc Anthrp: GT-SS3

3

ANT 215Indians of No. America: GT-SS3

3

ANT 225Anth of Religion: GT-SS3

3

ANT 250Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3

3

COM 220Intercultural Comm: GT-SS3

3

CRJ 110Intro to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3

3

JOU 105Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3

3

PSY 101General Psychology I: GT-SS3

3

PSY 102General Psychology II: GT-SS3

3

PSY 205Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3

3

PSY 217Human Sexuality: GT-SS3

3

PSY 226Social Psychology: GT-SS3

3

PSY 227Psychology of Death/Dying: GT-SS3

3

PSY 235Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3

3

PSY 238Child Development: GT-SS3

3

PSY 240Health Psychology: GT-SS3

3

PSY 249Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3

3

PSY 265Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3

3

SOC 102Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3

3

SOC 205Sociology of Family Dynamics: GT-SS3

3

SOC 207Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3

3

SOC 215Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3

3

SOC 216Sociology of Gender: GT-SS3

3

SOC 218Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3

3

SOC 220Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3

3

SOC 231Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3

3

SOC 237Sociology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3

3

Natural and Physical Sciences w/Lab - GT-SC1 - 3 courses (12-15 credits)

Choose three courses (two courses must be in sequence).

AST 101Planetary Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

AST 102Stellar Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 111Gen College Biology I/Lab: GT-SC1

5

BIO 112Gen College Biology II/Lab: GT-SC1

5

BIO 201Human Anatomy & Phys I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy & Phys II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 204Microbiology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 220General Zoology w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

BIO 221Botany w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

BIO 224Genetics: GT-SC1

4

CHE 111Gen College Chem I/Lab: GT-SC1

5

CHE 112Gen College Chem II/Lab: GT-SC1

5

ENV 101Environmental Sci w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEO 111Physical Geography: Landforms w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEO 112Physical Geography: Weather, Climate and Ecosystems w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEY 111Physical Geology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEY 112Historical Geology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEY 135Environmental Geol w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

GEY 216General Oceanography w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

MET 150Gen Meteorology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

PHY 111Physics Alg-Based I/Lab: GT-SC1

5

PHY 112Physics Alg-Based II/Lab: GT-SC1

5

PHY 211Physics Calc-Based I/Lab: GT-SC1

5

PHY 212Physics Calc-Based II/Lab: GT-SC1

5

Approved AS Electives (16-21 credits)

These courses transfer to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. All courses will count toward the AS degree. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable. For specific information, please consult an advisor in the Advising Center.

In addition to general education courses, you must complete an additional 16-21 credits of approved electives, 14 credits of which are to be taken from any of the science or math courses listed below. These include AST, BIO, CHE, CSC, ENV, GEO 111 & GEO 112, GEY, MAT, MET, and PHY. Please see an advisor in your program of study for specific course suggestions. Credits earned above the minimum to satisfy a requirement may be applied to a different area.

Approved Science and Math electives - a minimum of 14 credits are required

Astronomy

AST All courses

Biology

BIO All courses except 105, 106, and 116

Chemistry

CHE All courses

Computer Science

CSC 119Introduction to Programming: Python

3

CSC 160Computer Science I: C++

4

CSC 161Computer Sci II: (Language)

4

CSC 165Discrete Structures

4

CSC 225Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming

4

CSC 236C# Programming

4

CSC 237Advanced C# Programming

4

and

CSC 240Java Programming

3

Engineering Graphics Technology

EGT 140Intro Design/Engineering Apps

3

Environmental Science

ENV 101Environmental Sci w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

and

ENV 110Natural Disasters: GT-SC2

3

Geography

GEO 111Physical Geography: Landforms w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

and

GEO 112Physical Geography: Weather, Climate and Ecosystems w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Geology

GEY–All courses except GEY 108

Mathematics

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

and above except 123, 125, 155 and 156

Note: MAT 135 is only recommended for students in health career programs.

Meteorology

MET 150Gen Meteorology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Physics

PHY PHY-All courses except 105 and 107

Additional approved electives may be taken in addition to the 14 credits from Science and Math

American Sign Language

ASL 121American Sign Language I

5

and

ASL 122American Sign Language II

5

Anthropology

ANT All courses

Communication

COM All courses

Computer Information Systems

CIS 118Intro PC Applications

3

CIS 240Database Design & Development

3

CIS 243Introduction to SQL

3

CIS 268Systems Analysis and Design I

3

Economics

ECO All courses

Engineering

EGG All courses

English

ENG All courses above 122

Foreign Language

ARA, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA-All courses except 101 and 102

Geography

GEO All courses except 111 and 112

Health and Wellness

HWE 100Human Nutrition

3

Honors

HNR All courses

Psychology

PSY 235Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3

3

Women and Gender Studies

WST 200Introduction to Women’s Studies: GT-SS3

3

WST 225Women and Social Action: GT-SS3

3

WST 240Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World: GT-SS3

3

WST 249Women’s Sexuality: GT-SS3

3

WST 275Special Topics

0-12

WST 278WST 278

0-12

Additional AS Catalog Requirements

The State-Guaranteed Colorado Community College General Education requirements and the Approved Elective Transferable courses have been incorporated into this AS degree. Completion of the degree with a C or higher in every course guarantees that you can transfer, upon admission, to any Colorado public four-year college or university with 60 transferable credits. Grades C or higher are required for all coursework. In addition, a minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for degree completion. This is an open-ended degree plan, allowing you to tailor your coursework toward a particular transfer institution and/or major. Please refer to other degree offerings for specific articulations and designations.

When choosing general education requirements and electives, it is important to contact an advisor and the college or university where you intend to transfer. You will graduate under the catalog requirements listed for the semester in which you were first enrolled. If you interrupt attendance for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer term) or more, and then return, the catalog pertaining to the semester of re-admission is the governing document. Also, you may choose to use the catalog that is in effect the semester you graduate. Be sure to obtain and keep a copy of the catalog governing your degree.

Other AS Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Science Degree. This must include 39-44 credits in general education transfer courses, which includes COM 115, COM 125, or COM 220 (3 credits), and 16-21 credits in the areas specified above in approved electives.
  2. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, consult an advisor for assistance in planning your program of study. Also consult the Transfer Guide for GPA requirements of the college to which you are planning to transfer.
  3. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College. These credits must apply toward degree requirements.
  4. You must submit a graduation application for your degree or certificate before the graduation application deadline for the term in which you intend to graduate. The application is available on the RRCC website. The deadline is published in the academic calendar for that semester.
  5. No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward an associate degree program.
  6. There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AS degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  7. To earn multiple RRCC degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through RRCC.
  8. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the instructional vice president, up to 3 credits of internship may apply toward this degree.

Total Credit Hours: 60