Associate Degree Program Requirements
Requirements for all Associate Degree programs at Granite State College include General Education and Concentration. Electives provide additional required degree credit and will vary based on General Education and major requirements. A grade of C or better must be earned in Concentration, Major and General Education courses taken at Granite State College.
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is awarded for study in the liberal arts. It is designed for those students who have a broad range of interests and are not seeking a career-specific program. The Associate in Arts degree requires 60 semester hours of credit. The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree offers four options for focused study:
- Behavioral Science,
- Communication Sciences and Disorders, and
- Early Childhood Education.
The Associate in Science degree requires 60 semester hours of credit.
Basic computer proficiency is expected in all courses at Granite State College. Software Tools (CMPL 511 Software Tools (4 s.h.)) is available as an elective for students who need this foundation.
Granite State College cannot confirm that these programs lead to any certifications in other states. It is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate agency in your state before beginning a program.
The General Education program at Granite State College is founded on fostering intellectual curiosity and preparing people to realize their full potential in a complex and changing world. Students explore major fields of knowledge and engage with ideas through action and application. Students are required to complete thirty- two credits in general education courses for the Associate Degree and must earn a grade of C or better in each course. For all associate degree programs, degree candidates will take courses to meet the following requirements:
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major and General Education areas.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
Concentrations allow students to pursue a career or personal goal, or to prepare to continue in a baccalaureate program.
Electives provide an opportunity to select additional courses of interest to complete the total number of required credits for the degree or to prepare for continued study.
Academic Residency Requirements
Sixteen semester hours of the program requirements must be completed at Granite State College.
Transfer Policy Note
Incoming students may use transfer credit, prior learning, or testing to satisfy degree requirements; for information on acceptance of credit in these categories, please see the academic and transfer policies in the catalog. Students with a conferred Associate Degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution will have their General Education requirements waived. Decisions regarding the transfer of credits, testing, and choices for new learning to meet General Education requirements will be based on the outcomes for the particular area. The maximum number of credits allowed for transfer to an Associate program is 44 credits.
Graduation Planning System
The Graduation Planning System (GPS) pages represent the College’s approved curricula, including credit, GPA, general education, and major requirements.
Once the student is fully admitted into the program, a personalized degree audit will be completed that will account for any credits granted through transfer and/or prior learning. The student’s personalized degree plan will be available at https://www.granite.edu/current-students/academics/degree-planning-tools/.