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Associate of Arts General, AA - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 60

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Recommendations

Where requirements are listed as course categories (e.g. Electives, Arts/Humanities) rather than as specific courses, please note that depending upon course choice, prerequisites may be required.

*Grade C or better required

Required Course Prerequisite, Corequisite, or Recommendation
ENG 1021 - English Composition I: GT-CO1 Prerequisite: College Readiness in English
ENG 1022 - English Composition II: GT-CO2 Prerequisite: ENG 1021 - English Composition I: GT-CO1 or ENG 1031 - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1
MAT 1240 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 Prerequisite: College Readiness in Quantitative Literacy Math

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)

Year 1 - Fall





(except University of Colorado - Colorado Springs which prefers Mathematics for Liberal ARts; Colorado Mesa University requires Mathematics for Liberal Arts OR College Algebra)*

Year 1 - Spring
Year 2 - Fall
Year 2 - Spring

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time)

Year 1 - Spring


(except University of Colorado - Colorado Springs prefers Mathematics for Liberal Arts; Colorado Mesa University requires Mathematics for Liberal Arts OR College Algebra)

Year 2 - Fall
Year 3 - Fall


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001 – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Electives: Select from any GT course, AAA 1001, AAA 1009, ACC 1021, ACC 1022, BUS 1015, BUS 2016, BUS 2017, BUS 2026, CIS 1018, COM 1150, COM 2220, CSC 1060, CSC 1061, ENG 1031 (or higher), HNR 1000, HNR 2089, HWE 1060, HWE 1065, MAT 1240 (or higher), any Foreign Language courses (including ASL) numbered 1011 or higher, or any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships: ANT, ART, BIO (1000 or above), CHE, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (1000 or above), POS, PSY, SOC.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021 or ENG 1031 must also register for ENG 0094 unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094 standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Recommended courses are listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2024/2025 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.