ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREES AND TRANSFER PLANS

An Associate in Arts Degree can prepare you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree at St. Petersburg College or at a state university. SPC offers A.A. transfer plans in specific areas, including programs that guarantee admission for eligible students into select programs at the following universities after they have earned their associate degree at SPC:

Your Associate Degree

Average annual salary based on education level

Source: Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program; 2016-17 graduates

Guaranteed Admission to State Universities Through Florida's 2+2 System

Once you have earned your A.A. from SPC, you are guaranteed admission as a junior to one of the state's public universities to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or certain Bachelor of Science degrees. In Florida, this is called the 2+2 system, which allows you to pursue a bachelor's degree by first attending a state or community college and then transferring to a four-year institution. At SPC, you take the same general education courses you would take as a freshman and sophomore at a university, but you get smaller classes and lower tuition costs - about 50 percent less than Florida's public universities.

Plan Ahead

Please be aware that admission to certain high demand universities or certain limited access programs and majors at state universities can very competitive. Admission to these programs may require an additional admission process and can be based on GPA and completing the foreign language requirement and all common prerequisites.

If you are working toward an A.A. degree, you should see an academic advisor and choose a program of study or major as early as possible so you can identify the courses you need. SPC has created dozens of A.A. transfer plans to help guide you in the courses you will need for specific majors. You can also find the requirements for about 250 university majors and track your progress toward completion through the A.A. transfer evaluation tool on the FloridaShines website.

See our A.A. transfer plans

Associate in Arts Degree Associate in Arts Degree

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Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Joseph Leopold
Dean, Communications
727-341-3719
leopold.joseph@spcollege.edu


Jimmy Chang
Dean, Mathematics
727-341-4305
chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu


Natavia Middleton
Dean, Natural Sciences
727-394-6995
middleton.natavia@spcollege.edu


Joseph Smiley
Dean, Social & Behavioral Science
727-712-5851
smiley.joseph@spcollege.edu


Jonathan Steele
Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts
727-791-5987
steele.jonathan@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

The General Education program at SPC introduces all students to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to study further in the major, to develop educated members of the community and the world, to provide the foundation for becoming informed, independent thinkers, who can comprehend, evaluate, and address the issues that human beings face in their personal lives, careers, and community affairs.

The Associate in Arts degree emphasizes a Liberal Arts education and is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare you for your major at the four-year level, you also take at least 36 hours in general education areas.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1192401010: GENERAL DEGREE TRANSFER (AA)

Federal CIP Code

24.0101: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.


Graduation Rules

In addition to satisfying the General Education and Elective course requirements, students must:

-complete at least 60 college-level credits.
-complete at least 15 credits in residence (at SPC).
-complete a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at SPC.

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
AA General Education Requirement

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
ENC 1101 Composition I 3
ENC 1101H Honors Composition I 3
IDS 1106 Interdisciplinary Studies I: Composition I and Introduction to Humanities 6

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Literature

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 36 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
Completing IDS 1337H, LIT 2110, LIT 2110H, LIT 2120, or LIT 2120H will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
AML 1600 African-American Literature 3
AML 2010 American Literature I: to 1865 3
AML 2010H Honors American Literature I: to 1865 3
AML 2020 American Literature II: 1865 To Present 3
AML 2020H Honors American Literature II: 1865 to Present 3
ENC 1102 Composition II 3
ENC 1102H Honors Composition II 3
ENL 2012 British Literature I (to 1800) 3
ENL 2012H Honors British Literature I (To 1800) 3
ENL 2022 British Literature II (since 1800) 3
IDS 1112H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: The Modern World 6
IDS 1337H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Modern Cultures, Global Insights 6
IDS 1610 Interdisciplinary Studies: Literature and Psychology 6
LIT 2110 World Literature I (Ancient World Through Renaissance) 3
LIT 2110H Honors World Literature I (Ancient World through Renaissance) 3
LIT 2120 World Literature II (Renaissance to the Present) 3
LIT 2120H Honors World Literature II (Renaissance to the Present) 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
SPC 1017 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPC 1017H Honors Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPC 1065 Business and Professional Speaking 3
SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3
SPC 1608H Honors Public Speaking 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences - American Government

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will also satisfy the Civic Literacy Requirement.
POS 2041 American National Government 3
POS 2041H Honors American National Government 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Elective

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AMH 2020 History of the United States II 3
AMH 2020H Honors History of the US II 3
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2013H Honors Macroeconomics 3
IDS 1610 Interdisciplinary Studies: Literature and Psychology 6
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
PSY 1012H Honors General Psychology 3
SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts - Core

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
ARH 1000 Understanding Art 3
HUM 1020 Introduction to Humanities 3
IDS 1106 Interdisciplinary Studies I: Composition I and Introduction to Humanities 6
MUL 1010 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 1010H Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre Arts 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts - Elective

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
Completing HUM 2270, HUM 2270H, IDS 1337H, REL 2300 or REL2300H will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
ARH 2050 Art History:Ancient to Gothic 3
ARH 2051 Art History:Renaissance to Contemporary 3
HUM 2210 Western Humanities:Ancient to Renaissance 3
HUM 2210H Honors Western Humanities: Ancient to Renaissance 3
HUM 2233 Western Humanities:Baroque to Contemporary 3
HUM 2233H Honors Western Humanities:Baroque to Contemporary 3
HUM 2270 Humanities (East-West Synthesis) 3
HUM 2270H Honors Humanities (East-West Synthesis) 3
IDS 1112H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: The Modern World 6
IDS 1337H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Modern Cultures, Global Insights 6
MUH 1110 Introduction to Music History 3
REL 2300 World Religions 3
REL 2300H Honors World Religions 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics - Core

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
MAC 1114 Trigonometry 3
MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra/Trigonometry 5
MAC 2233 Applied Calculus I 3
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MAC 2311H Honors Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
MTG 3212 Modern Geometries 4
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
STA 2023H Honors Elementary Statistics 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics - Elective

Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Mathematics Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Mathematics course with: MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Natural Sciences - Core

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AST 1002 Universe: The Infinite Frontier 3
BSC 1005C Biological Sciences with Lab 3
BSC 2010 Biology I Cellular Processes 3
BSC 2010CH Honors Biology I Cellular Processes with Laboratory 4
BSC 2085 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I 3
ESC 1000 Earth Science 3
ESC 1000C Earth Science 3
EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
PHY 1053 General Physics I 3
PHY 2048 Physics I 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Natural Sciences - Elective

Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AST 1003 The Solar System 3
AST 1022L Observational Astronomy Laboratory 1
BSC 1083 Human Anatomy 3
BSC 1930 Biological Issues 3
BSC 2011 Biology II Organisms & Ecology 3
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BSC 2250C Field Biology of Florida with Lab 3
BSC 2420 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BSC 2426C Biotechnology Methods I 3
BSC 2435 Bioinformatics 3
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
EVR 1328 Natural Resources Conservation and Management 3
GLY 2010 Physical Geology 3
HUN 1201 Science of Nutrition 3
MET 2010 Introductory Meteorology 3
OCB 1000C Biology of Marine Life 3
OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography 3
PCB 2061 Applied Genetics 2
PHY 1054 General Physics II 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Natural Sciences - Laboratory

Complete at least 1 course from the Natural Sciences coursework that includes a laboratory component. Minimum grade of "C" required. Natural Science Laboratory courses include any "C" or "L" course with the following prefixes: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO.

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
PHI 1600 Studies in Applied Ethics 3
PHI 1600H Honors Studies in Applied Ethics 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer and Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
CGS 1070 Basic Computer and Information Literacy 1
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
MUM 1001 Apple Macintosh Foundations 1

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Foreign Language

This degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
ASL 1140C Basic American Sign Language with Lab 4
ASL 1150C Intermediate American Sign Language with Lab 4
FRE 1120 Elementary French I 4
FRE 1121 Elementary French II 4
SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPN 1120H Honors Elementary Spanish I 4
SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish II 4
SPN 1121H Honors Elementary Spanish II 4

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course from the approved General Education Enhanced Worldview coursework below. This requirement is intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. Any college-level foreign language course, excluding American Sign Language, will meet this requirement.
HUM 1020 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 2270 Humanities (East-West Synthesis) 3
HUM 2270H Honors Humanities (East-West Synthesis) 3
IDS 1106 Interdisciplinary Studies I: Composition I and Introduction to Humanities 6
IDS 1337H Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Modern Cultures, Global Insights 6
INR 2002 International Relations 3
INR 2002H Honors International Relations 3
LIT 2110 World Literature I (Ancient World Through Renaissance) 3
LIT 2110H Honors World Literature I (Ancient World through Renaissance) 3
LIT 2120 World Literature II (Renaissance to the Present) 3
LIT 2120H Honors World Literature II (Renaissance to the Present) 3
REL 2300 World Religions 3
REL 2300H Honors World Religions 3
WOH 2040 The Twentieth Century 3
WOH 2040H Honors The Twentieth Century 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Civic Literacy

1 Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below; minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
POS 2041 American National Government 3
POS 2041H Honors American National Government 3
AMH 2020 History of the United States II 3
AMH 2020H Honors History of the US II 3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Electives

Complete 24 credits to satisfy the 60 credit requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. The college-level course (credits) used to satisfy the Computer and Information Literacy Requirement and Foreign Language Requirement will be counted as Elective credits. The college-level course (credits) used to satisfy the Enhanced World View requirement and Civic Literacy requirement will be counted as Elective credits UNLESS counted in another General Education Requirement.

1 Competency may also be demonstrated by achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments: AP Government and Politics: United States (score 3), AP United States History (score 4), CLEP: American Government (score 50).

Total Credits 60