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Associate Degrees

Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)

Major:  Liberal Arts
Concentration:  General Studies

 The Associate of Science in Liberal Arts degree can be obtained completely online.  The Associate of Science in Liberal Arts is designed as university-transfer leading to a bachelor's degree.  

Curriculum Outline - 60/61 Total Hours Required

Requirements for the Associate of Science Liberal Arts curriculum of 60 hours must be met as outlined below, including the 41 hours in the six specified areas and 19 additional elective hours.

Communication (9)

ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020
COMM 1010    

English Composition I (3)
English Composition II (3)
Fundamental of Public Speaking (3)   

History (6)
Select any two courses listed below:

HIST 2010
HIST 2020
HIST 2030

American History I (3)
American History II (3)
History of Tennessee (3)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9)
ENGL 2030Traditions in World Literature (3)
Select one course from each of two disciplines below:

ART 1030
MUS 1030
MUS 2030
PHIL 1030
PHIL 1040
PHIL 2200
THEA 1030

Art Appreciation (3)
Music Appreciation (3)
World Music (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Introduction to Ethics (3)
Religion and the World (3)
Introduction to Theatre (3)

Mathematics (3)
Select one course listed below:

MATH 1010
MATH 1420
MATH 1530
MATH 1710
MATH 1730
MATH 1810
MATH 1910

Mathematical Thought and Practice (3)
Structure of Mathematical Systems (3)
Elements of Statistics (3)
Pre-Calculus Algebra (3)
Pre-Calculus (4)
Elements of Calculus (3)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5)

Natural Sciences (8)
Select any two courses listed below:

ASTR 1010
ASTR 1020
BIOL 1010
BIOL 1020
BIOL 1040
BIOL 1110
BIOL 2010
BIOL 2020
CHEM 1010
CHEM 1020
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1120
CHEM/PHYS 1710
GEOL 1040
GEOL 1050
PHYS 1010
PHYS 1020
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2110
PHYS 2120

Planetary Astronomy (4)
Stellar Astronomy (4)
Principles of Life (4)
Diversity of Life (4)
Human Biology (4)
Principles of Biology (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Chemistry, Society, and the Environment I (4)
Chemistry, Society, and the Environment II (4)
General Chemistry I (5)
General Chemistry II (5)
Introduction to Chemistry and Physics (4)
Physical Geology (4)
Historical Geology (4)
Conceptual Physics I (4)
Conceptual Physics II (4)
College Physics, Algebra and Trigonometry (5)
College Physics (5)
University Physics I (Calculus-based) (5)
University Physics II (Calculus-based) (5)

Social and Behavior Sciences (6)
Select one course from each of two disciplines below:

AAST 2200
COMM 2020
ECON 2010
GEOG 1010
GEOG 1020
GEOG 1030
HHP 1250
HIST 1210
HIST 1220
POLS 2010
POLS 2040
POLS 2070
PSY 1010
SOC 2010
SOC 2050
SOC 2500
WS 2050

Introduction to African-American Studies (3)
Media, Society & the Individual (3)
Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Physical Geography (3)
Geography of the Developed World (3)
Geography of the Developing World (3)
Wellness Concepts & Practices (3)
World History I (3)
World History II (3)
American National Government (3)
Introduction to Public Policy (3)
International Politics (3)
General Psychology (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Social Problems (3)
Cultural Anthropology (3)
Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

General Education Electives (19)
Total Hours Required (60)

For more information contact Michele Jones at (931) 221-1454, jonesm@apsu.edu or Tina Zanders at (931) 221-1455, zanderst@apsu.edu.