Degrees: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Associate of Arts

A Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts degree is primarily for students planning to transfer with junior standing to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. Satisfactory completion of an AA degree guarantees completion of the lower division general education requirements at UNR, UNLV or NSC. Students intending to transfer to other schools should see a counselor or follow the catalog of the transfer school.

Courses with a number under 100 (such as ENG 95) are not applicable toward the Associate of Arts degree. All courses to be counted toward this degree must be university transferable.

Courses that are not transferable to an NSHE institution do not apply toward an Associate of Arts degree and are indicated with a non-transferable course attribute in the course catalog.

A maximum of six units of special topics classes in one subject area may apply toward any WNC degree.

Note: See a WNC counselor for the most up-to-date information regarding UNR and other university transfer requirements.

Requirements: A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

English/Communications Requirement: 6–8 Units (Credits)

Fine Arts Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

* Course may not meet the fine arts requirement at all universities. Please see a counselor.

Humanities Requirement: 6 Units (Credits)

UNR transfer students, choose one from Group A and one from Group B

Group A

  • Core Humanities: 201
  • History: 105
  • Philosophy: 200

Group B

  • Core Humanities: 202
  • History: 106
  • Philosophy: 207

Mathematics Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

Science Requirement: 6 Units (Credits)

At least one lab science course recommended.

* Completion of CHEM121, BIOL 223 and BIOL224, and BIOL251 fulfills the science general education requirement.

Social Sciences Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements: 3 or 6 Units (Credits)

Must meet both requirements. Choose from:

* These courses will not fulfill UNR's CH203 requirement if taken after the student has been admitted and enrolled at UNR.

Transfer requirements or general electives: 25–30 (Credits)

Students should utilize this area to take courses that meet requirements for their major at their intended transfer school. Those who have not yet selected a major may choose from among any university transferable courses to explore their options. Students planning to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno should obtain a transfer handout from WNC Counseling Services or the UNR Transfer Center.

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