Associate of Arts in General Studies

General Studies

Associate of Arts

The required general education courses for the Associate of Arts in General Studies are listed as follows:

Foundations RequirementsCredit Hours
Oral Communications
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
Written Communications and Information Literacy
ENG 110 Writing I
3
Written Communications and Integrative and Applied Learning (choose one)
  • ENG 210 Writing II: Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
First-Year Seminar
IDS 110 Student Success
2
Quantitative Literacy (choose one) 3-5
Natural World RequirementsCredit Hours
At least one course from each area, two different course codes, at least one with a lab
Life Sciences
  • BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators
  • BIO 101 Biology in Your World
  • BIO 111 Understanding Biological Systems Through Inquiry (lab)
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BMS 110 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
  • BMS 111 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences (lab)
  • ENV 105 Environmental Science
  • GLG 115 Life of the Past
Physical Sciences
7-9
Human Culture RequirementsCredit Hours
Social and Behavioral Science (choose two) 6
Humanities (choose one)
  • ENG 230 Introductory Reading in Literature
  • ENG 231 Major Writers of English
  • ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENG 236 Minorities in Literature
  • ENG 280 Short Story
  • ENG 283 Folklore and Cultural Engagement
  • ENG 285 Subjects in Folklore
  • ENG 288 Literature of Work: Readings in the Professions
  • HST 103 World History to 1600 C.E.
  • HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
  • LLT 121 Classical Mythology
  • LLT 197 Selected Topics in Language and Literature
  • LLT 201 Masterpieces in Modern Continental Literature
  • LLT 202 Major Authors in Translation
  • LLT 215 Asian Global Studies
  • MED 274 Understanding Film
  • Foreign Language, any course
  • MUS 241 The Language of Music
  • PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • REL 101 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • REL 102 Introduction to the New Testament
3
The Arts (choose one)
  • ART 200 Art in Context
  • ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 205 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
  • ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story
  • MUS 239 Introduction to World Music
  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Dramatic Arts
3
Public Affairs RequirementsCredit Hours
US and MO Constitutions and American History
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
3
US History (choose one)
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877
  • HST 122 Survey of US History Since 1877
3
Cultural Competence (choose one) 3
Public Issues (choose one)
  • CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking using Information Technology
  • COM 110 Critical Thinking
  • CSC 210 Public Affairs in Computing
  • ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues
  • PHI 105 Logic, Language and Argumentation
  • PHI 115 Introduction to Ethics
  • PLS 205 International Relations
  • PLS 232 Countries and Culture: Comparative Government
  • TEC 105 Technology's Impact on Society
3
Other General Education RequirementsCredit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
IDS 297 Topics in Globalization 3
ElectivesCredit Hours
Elective Total: 12
Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Total Hours 63-67

Criminology Transfer Major

These four courses directly satisfy degree requirements in the Bachelor of Science in Criminology at Missouri State University-Springfield. These course will be offered at least one semester per year and are also included in the Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement.

Criminology Transfer Major RequirementsCredit Hours
Electives: Complete the following 12 credit hours:
CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System 3
CRM 250 Policing 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
Total Credit Hours 12

Students considering transferring into the Bachelor's of Science in Criminology should take these twelve elective hours as part of the Associate of Arts in General Studies.