Associate of Arts - Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. Satisfactory completion of the degree guarantees fulfillment of lower-division general education requirements at UNR, UNLV, or NSC. Students who intend to transfer to other institutions should consult an advisor or follow the catalog of the transfer institution. 

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Be prepared to transfer to college and university baccalaureate programs with junior standing.
  • Complete TMCC’s general education transfer requirements.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and values consistent with a liberal arts education.
  • Acquire the knowledge of the subject matter appropriate to their academic emphasis.
 

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Including ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Visual Foundations
Drawing I
Art Appreciation
Survey of Art History I
Survey of Art History II
Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Women in Art
Dance Appreciation
Writing Poetry
Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
Writing Fiction
Introduction to Screenwriting
Introduction to the Short Story
Introduction to the Novel
Introduction to Drama
Intro to Poetry
Introduction to Women and Literature
The Art of Film
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation
Survey of Jazz
History of Rock Music
Introduction to Music History I
Introduction to Music History II
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Acting I
Cinema as Art and Communication
THTR 210Theater: a Cultural Context3
Humanities3
History of the Built Environment
Ancient and Medieval Cultures
The Modern World
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Novels Into Film
Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
Writing Poetry
Writing Fiction
Introduction to Screenwriting
World Literature I
World Literature II
Introduction to the Short Story
Introduction to the Novel
Introduction to Drama
Intro to Poetry
Introduction to Women and Literature
European Civilization to 1648
European Civilization since 1648
World History I
World History II
Introduction to Humanities I
Introduction to Humanities II
The Art of Film
Introduction to the American Motion Picture
History of the Built Environment
History of the Built Environment
Film and Literature
Music Appreciation
Survey of Jazz
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Introduction to Theater
Cinema as Art and Communication
Theater: a Cultural Context
Introduction to Women's Studies
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics
Pre-Calculus I
Pre-Calculus II
Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus I
Calculus II
Introduction to Statistics
Science (Lab Required)6
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
and Physical Anthropology Laboratory
Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
General Biology for Non-Majors
Introduction to Evolution and Adaptation
Life in the Ocean
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Organismal Biology
and Intro to Organismal Biology Lab
General Microbiology
Molecules and Life in the Modern World
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II
Introduction to Environmental Science
Physical Geography of Earth's Environment
and Physical Geography Lab
Climate Change: the Science Basis
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
Earth and Life Through Time
Introduction to Geology of National Park
Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources
Human Nutrition
Introductory Physics
Introduction to Space Science and Engineering
General Physics I
General Physics II
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
Social Science3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Peoples and Cultures of the World
Archaeology
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Ancient and Medieval Cultures
The Modern World
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Cultural Geography
World Regional Geography
US History to 1877
U. S. History since 1877
European Civilization to 1648
European Civilization since 1648
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
World History I
World History II
Nevada History
Introduction to American Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Foreign Language 30-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Select one of the following options: 4
American Experiences and Constitutional Change (both constitutions)
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History (both constitutions)
Introduction to American Politics (both constitutions)
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Elective Requirements 516-36
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

See the diversity section of the general education descriptions for a complete list of courses. Can also be used to satisfy another General Education, Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.

3

Options to Complete the Foreign Language Requirement:

  • Complete a fourth-semester transferable college course in a foreign language.
  • Complete a fourth-semester transferable college course in American Sign Language (AM).
  • Demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means. Students interested in taking a placement examination should contact the TMCC testing center at 775-673-8241 for information.
  • Complete four years of high school foreign language.

Students who have proficiency in a foreign language that is equivalent to that of students who have completed four semesters of college-level foreign language may be eligible to waive this requirement. Students will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the department to support this claim. Contact the Humanities department at 775-674-7945 or TMCC Academic Advising at 775-673-7062 for information.
Additional elective units may be necessary to meet the total degree requirements.

4

May also be used to satisfy another General Education, Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement.

5

Any approved university transfer course will fulfill the elective units. Check TMCC course descriptions for transfer status to a baccalaureate degree of arts within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Note: If you know your major, print the NSHE Transfer Agreements online. Major requirements will satisfy elective units.

For a suggested program sequence, please contact the academic advisement office at 775-673-7062.