Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of at least 60 semester units with a grade point average of 2.0 (a C average) for all university work undertaken at Mount Saint Mary's University.
  2. Residency Requirement: 30 of the last 39 units must be taken at MSMU
  3. Required Courses

Required Courses

Communication Skills - (GS I minimum of 6 units)

ENG 1AFreshman English

3

ENG 1BFreshman English

3

Critical Thinking - GS II (0 units)

Arts and Sciences - GS III (minimum of 9 units)

Must be at least three units from three of the following categories:

A/B. Art, Music, Literature

ART 2Design I

3

ART 5Fundamentals of Art

3

ART 7Experiences in the Visual Arts

3

ENG 12Literary Analysis

3

ENG 15Literature and Society

3

ENG 16Literature and the Human Experience

3

ENG 17Literary Focus

3

ENG 25Mythmaking: the Quest for Meaning

3

ENG 27Women in Quest

3

ENG 28Contemporary Issues in World Literature

3

MUS 6MVarieties of Music

3

MUS 106MVarieties of Music

3

C/G. History, Contemporary Economics, Politics

HIS 1AWestern Civilization

3

HIS 1BWestern Civilization

3

HIS 25Cultural and Historical Geography

3

HIS 75Contemporary America

3

ECO 2Macroeconomics

3

POL 1American Government and Institutions

3

D. Natural, Physical Sciences

BIO 5Life Sciences

3

BIO 10Health Science

3

BIO 50AHuman Anatomy

3

BIO 50BHuman Physiology

3

PHS 1Scientific Concepts

3

F. Social, Behavioral Sciences

ECO 1Microeconomics

3

POL 2Introduction to World Politics

3

PSY 1Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 12Child/Human Development

3

SOC 1Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 6The Family Child and Community

3

Religious Studies - GS V.A (minimum of 3 units)

RST 21Contemporary Catholicism

3

RST 23Spiritual Journeys of Women

3

RST 25Theology of Marriage and Family

3

RST 41Introduction to Christian Ethics

3

RST 45Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics

3

RST 61World Religions

3

RST 70Faith and Human Development

3

RST 78Death and Afterlife

3

Language & Culture - GS IV (0 units)

Philosophy - GS V.B (minimum of 3 units)

PHI 5Introduction to Logic

3

PHI 10Critical Thinking

3

PHI 15Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHI 16Philosophy Through Popular Culture

3

PHI 21Moral Values and Ethical Decisions

3

PHI 92Introduction to Business Ethics

3

Diversity - GS VI minimum of 3 units

ART 5Fundamentals of Art

3

ENG 27Women in Quest

3

HIS 25Cultural and Historical Geography

3

MUS 6MVarieties of Music

3

MUS 106MVarieties of Music

3

PHI 92Introduction to Business Ethics

3

POL 2Introduction to World Politics

3

RST 61World Religions

3

RST 78Death and Afterlife

3

SOC 1Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 6The Family Child and Community

3

Quantitative Literacy - GS VII (minimum of 3 units)

At least 3 units from either category

A. Quantitative Literacy 1 (QL1)

BUS 16AAccounting Principles I

4

and

BUS 16BAccounting Principles II

4

MTH 50Elementary Number Systems

3

NUR 20Adaptation Model Nursing Theory

2

NUR 30Pharmocology

2

PHI 5Introduction to Logic

3

PHI 10Critical Thinking

3

B. Quantitative Literacy 2 (QL2)

MTH 1Precalculus With Trigonometry

4

MTH 10Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Ideas

3

MTH 28Mathematical Analysis for Business

3

MTH 38Elements of Probability and Statistics

3

MTH 51Elements of Geometry and Statistics

3

PHS 1Scientific Concepts

3

PSY 40Basic Statistical Methods

3

SOC 38Statistics for Social Science

3

  1. Required Course: Introduction to College Studies (SPR 85) is required of all freshmen entering college with fewer than 24 units.
  2. Required Course: A student is required to have at least one unit of Social Action (SPR 60) or a course with service learning (SOC 1) or a course with an internship or field work (eg. EDU 39).
  3. Double counting: A course may not fulfill more than one category in Area III. At most three units of the nine unit minimum in Area III may be double counted in other General
  4. SOC 1 may triple count for the following General Studies requirements for the AA degree only:
    Social and Behavioral Sciences - IIIF, Diversity - VI, satisfaction of Social Action requirement.
  5. Completion of program requirements. (Listed underdepartments.)
  6. A maximum of four units of SPR and PED combined may be applied to requirements for the Associate
    degree.
  7. For the Associate degree, 24 semester units must be completed during the last two semesters at Mount Saint Mary's University. Of these, a minimum of 12 semester units must be in students’ major and earned in regular course work.
  8. In order to participate in commencement exercises, students
    must have completed all requirements for graduation.
  9. Skill in writing, reading, and basic math as evidenced by satisfactory completion of developmental classes, if required or by passing scores in proficiency tests.
  10. The student must file a graduation application in the Registrar’s Office by the end of the term