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General AA Degree

Associate of Arts Degree

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
ENG 122 English Composition II 3
  Total Credit Hours 6

Students may complete ENG121 and ENG122 OR ENG122 and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course.

Oral Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from the list below:

Course Title Credits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 220 Intercultural Communication 3
  Total Credit Hours: 3

Note:  Completing a Communications course is a Colorado Community College System requirement:  not a gtPathways requirement.


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1).  Credits over 3 will be applied to electives.

  Total Credits 3-5

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4).

  Total Credits 6


Select one gtPathways History course (GT-HI1)

  Total Credits 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3).

  Total Credits 6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2).  One course must have a required laboratory (GT-SC1).  Credits over 7 will be applied to electives.

  Total Credits 7 - 10

Student Choice

Select one additional course from the categories below:

- One gtPathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4).

- One gtPathways History course (GT-HI1).

- One gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3).

  Total Credits 3


  • Select 18 - 23 credits from the Approved Electives List. 
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with an NJC advisor and your intended transfer institution.

The number of electives remaining will vary since these are determined by selection of Natural and Physical Science coursework between 7 - 10 credits and Mathematics coursework between 3 - 5 credits.

  Total Credits 18 - 23
  Total Credit Hours for degree 60