ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
The Associate in Arts degree is the legally recognized transfer degree for the Florida College System, and is specifically designed for the student who wishes to transfer into the state university system as a university junior.
To receive the A.A. degree a student must complete a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours. The 60 hours must include the 36 credit hours general education requirement and 24 hours of university transfer program prerequisites/electives. In addition to the credit hour requirement as listed above, the student must:
- earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at
least 2.0 in all courses attempted that apply toward
the A.A. degree;
- complete a minimum of 15 credit hours required for
the degree at St. Johns River State College;
- satisfy the writing requirements of SBE Rule
6A-10.030 (Gordon Rule) by successfully completing
at least 12 hours of courses requiring multiple
college-level writing assignments;
- satisfy the mathematics requirements of SBE Rule
6A-10.030 by successfully completing at least 6 hours
of courses at the level of college algebra or higher;
- complete and submit an application for graduation by
the deadline listed in the college calendar;
- fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
See the College catalog for more details.
While the College does not offer the Associate in Arts degree in any “major,” with proper planning of course work students can complete the degree and many prerequisite courses necessary for admission to a variety of degree programs within the state university system. Each possible transfer major has a distinct listing of common prerequisite courses. To ensure accuracy in selecting courses, students should refer to the Common Prerequisite Manual available online at Facts.org (select “Counselors and Educators,” then select “Common Prerequisite Manual.”)