AA Degree Requirements

Four-year college transfer guides are available via the CDHE website at: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Guides/default.html

Statewide GT (Guaranteed Transfer) Courses (37-42 credits). Approved electives (18-23 credits). Total Credits (60 required).

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

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

CCCS Communications Requirement - 1 course (3 credits)

COM 115Public Speaking

3

or

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

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.

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

MAT 120Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

4

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

MAT 122College Trigonometry: GT-MA1

3

MAT 123Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1

4

MAT 125Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1

4

MAT 135Intro to Statistics: 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 261Diff Eq/Engineer Applicatn: GT-MA1

4

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, 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 Civ: GT-AH2

3

HUM 122Humanities: Mediev-Mod: GT-AH2

3

HUM 123Humanities: Modern Wrld: 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-H1 (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 Reconst: 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 245US in the World: GT-HI1

3

HIS 24720th Century World History: GT-HI1

3

HIS 249History-Islamic Civiliz: GT-HI1

3

HIS 251Hist Christianity in World: GT-HI1

3

HIS 260US Foreign Relat Hist: GT-HI1

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GTSS3)

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

Student Choice (3 credits)

Select one course from any guaranteed transfer course (listed above) from the Arts & Humanities (AH), History, (H1), or Social & Behavioral Sciences (SS) Category.

Natural and Physical Sciences (7-10 credits)

Two guaranteed transfer Natural & Physical Sciences courses including at least one lab course (GT-SC1, GT-SC2).

Courses without Lab - GT-SC2:

AST 150Astrobiology: GT-SC2

3

AST 155Astronomy Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2

3

AST 160Cosmology: GT-SC2

3

BIO 116Intro to Human Disease: GT-SC2

3

ENV 110Natural Disasters: GT-SC2

3

GEY 108Geology of National Parks: GT-SC2

3

SCI 105Science in Society: GT-SC2

3

Courses with Lab - GT-SC1:

ANT 111Bio Anthropology W/Lab: GT-SC1

4

AST 101Planetary Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

AST 102Stellar Astronomy w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

BIO 105Science of Biology 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 101Intro to Chemistry I/Lab: GT-SC1

5

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 105Conceptual Physics w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

PHY 107Energy Sci & Tec 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

SCI 155Integrated Science I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

SCI 156Integrated Science II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

SCI 155/SCI 156 Integrated Science I/II (4/4) (Both must be taken to satisfy science credit. Recommended for Teacher Education only.)

Approved AA Electives (18-23 credits)

These courses transfer to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. All courses will count toward the AA 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.

Accounting

ACC 121Accounting Principles I

4

and

ACC 122Accounting Principles II

4

American Sign Language

ASL 121American Sign Language I

5

and

ASL 122American Sign Language II

5

Anthropology

ANT All courses

Art

ART All courses

Astronomy

AST All courses

Biology

BIO All courses

Business

BUS 115Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217Bus Communication/Report Writing

3

and

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

Chemistry

CHE 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

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

Criminal Justice

CRJ 110Intro to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3

3

and above

Dance

DAN All courses

(Some Dance courses may transfer as Physical Education courses.)

Early Childhood Education

ECE 101Intro to Early Childhood Educ

3

ECE 102Intro to ECE Techniques

3

ECE 103Guidance Strategies Yng Child

3

ECE 220Curriculum Methods/Techniques

3

ECE 238ECE Child Growth & Development

3

and

ECE 256Working with Families and Communities

3

Economics

ECO All courses

Education

EDU All courses above 200

Engineering

EGG All courses

English

ENG All courses above 122

Environmental Science

ENV 101Environmental Sci w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

and

ENV 110Natural Disasters: GT-SC2

3

Foreign Language

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

Geography

GEO All courses

Geology

GEY All courses

Health and Wellness

HWE 100Human Nutrition

3

History

HIS All courses

Honors

HNR All courses

Humanities

HUM All courses

Journalism

JOU 105Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3

3

Literature

LIT All courses

Management

MAN 226Principles of Management

3

Marketing

MAR 216Principles of Marketing

3

Mathematics

MAT 120Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

4

and above

Meteorology

MET 150Gen Meteorology w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Music

MUS All courses

Outdoor Education

OUT All courses

Philosophy

PHI All courses

Physical Education

PED All courses

Physics

PHY All courses

Political Science

POS All courses

Psychology

PSY 101General Psychology I: GT-SS3

3

PSY 102General Psychology II: GT-SS3

3

PSY 110Career Development

3

PSY 205Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3

3

PSY 215PSY 215

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 245Educational Psychology

3

PSY 249Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3

3

and

PSY 265Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3

3

Recreation


REC All courses

(Maximum 3 credits from OUT, PED, and/or REC may apply toward degree.)

Science

SCI 105Science in Society: GT-SC2

3

SCI 155Integrated Science I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

SCI 156Integrated Science II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Sociology

SOC All courses

Theatre

ANT All courses

Additional AA Degree Requirements

The State-Guaranteed Colorado Community College General Education requirements and the Approved Elective Transferable courses have been incorporated into this AA 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 the appropriate 60 transferable credits. Grades C or higher are required for all general education coursework. D grades for elective courses will count for degree completion but will not transfer. 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. You may also 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 AA Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Arts Degree. This must include 37-42 credits in general education transfer courses, which includes COM 115, COM 125, or COM 220 (3 credits), and 18-23 credits in the areas specified above in approved electives.
  2. You must complete 18-23 semester elective credits. These must be transferable courses and may include no more than 3 credits in Outdoor Education (OUT), Physical Education (PED), and/or Recreation (REC). Please see an advisor in your area of emphasis for specific course suggestions.
  3. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should 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.
  4. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
  5. You must file an Application for Graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate, according to the deadline published in the class schedule for that term (submit to Student Records). You must apply to graduate within one year of completing degree requirements.
  6. No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward this degree.
  7. There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AA degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, you should consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  8. 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.
  9. 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