Associate in Arts Degree

A.A. DEGREE GENERAL EDUCATION

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AGRICULTURAL (FOOD & RESOURCE) ECONOMICS

AGRICULTURE (GENERAL)

ANTHROPOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

ART (GENERAL)

BIOLOGY

BIOTECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

CHEMISTRY

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

DANCE

DIETETICS/NUTRITION

ECONOMICS (BUSINESS)

ECONOMICS (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY/SPECIAL)

EDUCATION (SECONDARY)

EDUCATOR PREPARATION INSTITUTE

ENGINEERING

ENGLISH

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

FILM

FINANCE/MARKETING

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FORESTRY/WILDLIFE ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

HISTORY

HUMANITIES

JOURNALISM/PUBLIC RELATIONS

MARINE SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS

MUSIC

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSIC THERAPY

NURSING

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

PARKS & RECREATION MANAGEMENT

PHARMACY

PHILOSOPHY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PRE-MEDICINE/PRE-DENTAL/

PRE-VETERINARY/

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY

PSYCHOLOGY

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

SOCIAL WORK

SOCIOLOGY

THEATRE/DRAMATIC ARTS

The programs listed above are a representative sample of the many A.A. tracks available. If you wish to pursue a transfer major not listed, please consult with an IRSC Advisor at any campus to plan an appropriate program of study.  

College Transfer Program

The Associate in Arts Degree program is designed for students who intend to continue their education through enrollment in a Baccalaureate Degree program. The A.A. Degree program certifies that the student has completed the first half (freshman and sophomore years) of a four-year college program.

Length of programs may vary depending on the major area of study and the college or university the student plans to attend. With the A.A. Degree, the student is classified as a junior and may then enroll in programs leading to a Baccalaureate Degree.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

As its primary function, the Associate in Arts Degree program gives the student an academic experience in preparation for continued success in his or her college career. A major component of the A.A. Degree program is the General Education Requirement.

To meet the requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree, the student must complete 36 semester hours of General Education, plus 24 semester hours of elective prerequisite courses designed for the Associate in Arts Degree major (excluding occupational courses). Sixty (60) semester hours must be earned for the A.A. Degree. In addition to the above requirements, students must:

  1. Complete at least 25% of the coursework required for their program at Indian River State College.
  2. Submit the required placement scores (ACT, SAT, P.E.R.T.) to IRSC. Students who present ACT scores of Reading 19, English 17, Math 19 or SAT scores of Verbal 440, Mathematics 440, or higher may be exempt from taking the P.E.R.T. Students who graduated from a Florida public high school since 2007 and students who are serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States armed services are exempt from mandatory placement testing. Non-exempt students who test into developmental courses must successfully complete the required courses in English, math, and reading.
  3. Achieve a grade point average of not less than 2.0 in all courses taken at IRSC (excluding occupational courses), and all courses attempted (including transfer hours), and complete the requirements of the Communications and Computation Rule (Gordon Rule).
  4. Demonstrate competency in the basic use of computers either by passing a computer competency examination or by successfully completing an approved computer course or program (with a grade of S or C or better).

A.  The computer competency examination may be taken at any of the IRSC Assessment Centers at any campus. Demonstration of competency in the basic use of computers includes:

             1) Running a Windows-based (or equivalent) program;

             2) Using a word processing program to create, save, retrieve, edit, and print a file;

             3) Using the Internet to send email and to locate and to print specific reference materials.

B.  Courses approved to meet the computer competency requirements for the A.A. Degree are CGS-1060; CGS-1100; CIS-1000; EME-2040.

C.  Completion of the Information Systems & Computer Applications CLEP examination with a minimum
         score of 50.

5. Prior to completion of a Associate in Arts Degree at IRSC, students must demonstrate foreign language competence by providing evidence that documents the successful completion of two (2) credits of sequential high school foreign language instruction, or eight (8) credits of sequential postsecondary foreign language instruction. Students may demonstrate equivalent foreign language competence via the alternative methods specified by the Florida Department of Education including established minimum College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores, minimum College Board MAPS Latin examination scores, or other methods as determined by IRSC. Indian River State College reserves the right to validate the foreign language competence of any student prior to awarding the Associate in Arts Degree through methods including, but not limited to, review of official transcripts, portfolio and performance reviews, competency testing, standardized testing, or other methods determined by IRSC that are designed to assess the foreign language competencies outlined in Rule 6A-10.02412 of the Florida Administrative Code. Some majors and universities require additional foreign language competencies. Please consult an advisor regarding your foreign language transfer requirements.  

6.  Be recommended by the faculty to the President of the College for the confirmation of the degree.

It is the responsibility of the student to check his or her records ensure that all of the above graduation requirements are met. An advisor will assist with course selections and in determining status toward meeting the graduation requirements.