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Associate in Arts

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If a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university is your goal, SMCC’s Associate in Arts (AA) degree is the smart way to start.

Our AA degree requires from 60 to 64 semester credits for graduation. It includes general education and elective courses that will transfer directly to any of Arizona’s three public universities.

The courses included meet degree requirements for most Liberal Arts degrees and programs of study, other than business or science.

We offer AA degrees in many subject areas, which will align directly with your four-year degree goals.

A two-year degree is also one of the most cost-efficient ways to achieve your educational goals—SMCC’s tuition rate is far lower than that of the typical university.

You’ll find more details about our Associate in Arts degree under the adjacent tab.

Major Code: 8400
Award: AA
CIPS Code: 24.0101
Total Credits: 60-64

Description: The MCCCD Associate in Arts (AA) degree requires 60-64 semester credits for the program of study. The degree includes the following components: I. General Education: Arizona General Education Curriculum for Arts (AGEC-A) MCCCD Additional Requirements II. General Electives The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In general, the components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Liberal Arts or programs of study other than business or science. Generally, the degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to Arizona's public universities and other institutions with district-wide articulation agreements. In most cases, courses used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Arts will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for which the degree is designed.


Offered through the Associate in Arts program

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.