Associate of Arts - Riverland

Associate of Arts

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Associate of Arts Degree Overview

Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree and Open Doors to a World of Opportunities

The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree program at Riverland Community College provides students with a comprehensive academic foundation, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in higher education and beyond.

Program Structure:

  • Credit Requirements: Successful completion of 60-semester credits is required to earn the AA Degree.
  • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Forty of the 60 credits must be selected from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements, ensuring seamless transferability to other institutions.
  • Electives: The remaining credits serve as electives and may be chosen from any course numbered 1000 or higher.
  • Health and Wellness Requirement: One elective credit must be from PHED, HLTH, EMER, HCNA1200, or THTR1111 to fulfill the college's health and wellness requirement.
  • First Year Student Success Experience: Students transferring less than 12 credits with a GPA below 2.0 must complete either CCLS1000 or CCLS1010.
  • Credit Residency Requirement: A minimum of 20 semester credits must be taken at Riverland, reduced to 12 credits for students transferring from another Minnesota State College or University.
  • Minimum GPA: A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required both in MnTC coursework and overall.

Course Requirements:

  • Discipline Areas: Courses must meet credit requirements in each of the five discipline areas: Communications (CM), Humanities and Fine Arts (HU), Social Sciences (SS), Natural Sciences (NS), and Mathematics/Logical Reasoning (MA).
  • Thematic Areas: At least one course must be taken in each of the five thematic areas: Critical Thinking (CT), Ethical and Civic Responsibility (EC), Human Diversity (HD), Global Perspective (GP), and People and the Environment (PE).
  • MnTC Completion: A total of 40 semester credits must be completed in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Join the ranks of successful graduates who have leveraged their Associate of Arts Degree to pursue advanced studies or enter the workforce with confidence. Start your journey toward academic excellence and professional success at Riverland Community College today!

Last Updated: May 7, 2024

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  • Associate of Arts
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, 100% Online
  • Offering: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Riverland Community College is a great place to start because you can complete your first two years (60 credits) of college at Riverland and transfer those credits to a four-year college or university to complete a Baccalaureate (Bachelor's) Degree.

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