Associate in Science & Arts Degree (ASA)
The Associate in Science and Arts degree is generally pursued by students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. Students who want to explore the curriculum also frequently pursue the ASA degree.
|General Education Requirements|
|Minimum 30 Group 1 credits with at least a 2.0 grade for each course||30|
|ENG 111||English Composition||4|
|ENG 112||English Composition||4|
|Two Group 1 classes from different departments: art, history, humanities, literature, music, philosophy, second-year foreign language||6|
|One Group 1 mathematics class 1||3|
|Two Group 1 classes from different departments: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics. One class must include a lecture/lab||6|
|Two Group 1 classes from different departments: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology||6|
|A combination of credits from Group 1 or Group 2 to equal the minimum earned credits for the degree.||1|
MTH 120 Mathematical Explorations or higher
Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60 earned semester credits
Completing the General Education Requirements of 30 credits will qualify for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).
- Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
- Complete one course designated as Cultural Perspective/Diversity.
- Complete a minimum 15 of the 60 credits through NMC classes.
- A maximum of two physical education credits, two professional development seminar credits, and four Academic Service Learning Internship credits may be used toward a degree.
- Courses with numbers below 100 level do not count toward graduation, but the grades do count toward your cumulative GPA. They may be prerequisites for other courses needed to complete degree or certificate requirements and may add to the total number of credits taken. Review course prerequisites carefully.
- For elective courses to count toward graduation, a course must be completed with a grade of 1.0 or higher.
- To receive the MTA with the ASA, a minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all General Education Requirements.