Associate Degree Program Requirements
Students in the associate of arts or associate of science degree programs take the following courses:
- COMM 150 - Fundamentals of Speech
- COMM 211 - Communication Research Methods
- ENGL 103 - Composition
- ENGL 104 - Composition and Literature
- ENGL 208 - The Short Story (or other literature course)
- ENGL 215 - Advanced Composition (or other written communications II course)
- ENVS 101 - Environmental Science (or other natural science course with lab)
- HIST 112 - The United States Since 1865 (or other history course)
- MATH 130 - Introduction to Statistics (or other math course)
- MUSC 109 - Music Appreciation (or other fine arts appreciation course)
- PHIL 100 - Introduction to Ethics (or other philosophy course)
- PSYC 171 - General Psychology
- RLST 160 - Introduction to Theology
- RLST 262 - Theological Foundations of Franciscan Leadership
- SOCL 125 - Introduction to Sociology
- VUSM 120 - Tradition and Christian Theology
- VUSM 200 - Living in a Diverse World
In addition to these courses, the associate of arts students must take PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy, and eight credits of general electives.
In addition to the courses listed above, the associate of science students must take BIOL 203 - Human Biology for Social Services, and seven credits of general electives.
A minimum of 62 credits are needed for graduation, while a maximum of 70 credits can be taken at the associate degree level. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0.