Associate Degree Programs

Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum

The Associate of Arts Core Curriculum was deactivated as of August 11, 2021. A teach-out plan is underway, and no new students will be accepted into the program. If you are currently enrolled in this program, please consult with your advisor to ensure degree completion within the teach-out period.

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East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) has adopted a core curriculum to allow the transfer of credit from one USG institution to another without penalty to the student. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into five areas: A – E as outlined below.

Areas A, B, C, D, and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses. Students successfully completing an Area A – E course at one USG institution will receive full credit, even if the area has not been completed, as long as the course is within the area hour limitations of either the sending or the receiving institution and the student does not change from a non-science to a science major.

Program Curriculum

Area A1 Communication Skills
6 hours
*ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
*ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Area A2 Quantitative Skills
3 hours*

(Choose one)*

MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
MATH 1101 Math Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*NOTE: Pre-Calculus or higher is required for transfer pathway in architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology, forestry, geography (B.S.), geology, mathematics, pharmacy, physical therapy and physics. Minimum passing grade is ā€˜Cā€™ or higher.

Area B Institutional Options
4 hours

(Choose one)

COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1104 Introduction to Business and Technical Communications 3
COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3


CRIT 1101 Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hours

(Choose one)

ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3

(Choose one)

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030/2031 Art History I/II 3 each
ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children's Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African-American Literature 3
FILM 1100 Introduction to Film 3
FREN 1001/1002 Elementary French I/II 3 each
FREN 2001/2002 Intermediate French I, II 3 each
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1001/1002 Elementary Spanish I/II 3 each

*SPAN 1001 can be used to meet CPC requirements or as elective credit for students who have had two years or more of high school level credit in Spanish.

*SPAN 1002 is available to students who have had two years or more of high school level credit in Spanish.

SPAN 2001/2002 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3 each
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Science, Mathematics and Technology
11-12 hours

(Choose two)

BIOL 1103/1104 Introductory Biology I, II 4 each
BIOL 1107/1108 Principles of Biology I, II 4 each
*CHEM 1211/1212 Principles of Chemistry I, II 4 each
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
*PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
*PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

*NOTE: (1) Science and Non-Science Majors may fulfill Area D, at East Georgia State College, by taking two four hour lab science courses, a sequence is not required, and three hours of mathematics. (2) Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four hour lab science courses in either Chemistry or Physics. (3) Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 and 1107 or BIOL 1104 and 1108.

(Choose one)

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 1232 Survey of Calculus 3
*MATH 1540/2012/2013Calculus I, II, III 4 each
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 4

NOTE: CSCI and each Calculus course is 4 hours, 1 hour of which can be included in the transfer pathway (if applicable). MATH 1540 is required in Area D for transfer pathway in the Math Science.

Area E Social Science
12 hours
POLS 1101 American Government 3

(Choose one)

HIST 2111/2112 Survey of U.S. History I and II 3 each

(Choose two)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1121/1122 Survey of Western Civilization I and II 3 each
HIST 2111/2112 Survey of U.S. History I and II 3 each
HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area F Transfer Pathway
18 hours

*NOTE: Refer to your selected Transfer Pathway, following this section, for specific course requirements used to satisfy Area F.

Additional Institutional Requirements*
5 hours

*NOTE: These hours are not a part of the Core Curriculum, but are required to satisfy requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at East Georgia State College. Most institutions will have similar additional requirements and these courses are typically transferable

EGAC 1100 Student Success

*Note: Students who earned academic credits prior to the 2017/2018 catalog year and have academic credits for CRIT 1101 in Area B are required to take this course. Students who matriculated in 2017-2018 and thereafter are not required to take this course.
HLTH 2051 Health 2

(Choose two)*

HLTH 2181 First Aid 1
PHED (course number) Please reference the 'Course Descriptions' 1 each
section for complete listing of all activity courses
1 each

* Students may choose to take 2 physical activity courses or they may choose to take 1 physical activity course and the First Aid course HLTH 2181.

Total Semester Hours:64

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