Undergraduate Catalog


Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

An associate degree from The University of Findlay is a structured program of study for at least 60 semester hours of credit which consists of associate degree major requirements (25-36 semester hours), General Education requirements, competency requirements, and possible elective courses depending on the student's course of study. An associate's degree enables students to begin to explore a focused subject area that may allow for further growth at the baccalaureate level and/or prepare students for a vocation. A major pursued at the associate degree level will explore the scope and principal features in a chosen area of study. To be eligible for an Academic Associate of Arts degree, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with an overall 2.00 grade point average or better (EDUC 088 and developmental courses may not be included in this 60 semester hours; see the section on Developmental Courses for more information.);
  2. Successful completion of a major;
  3. Successful completion of the general education program for a total of 36 hours for an associate degree:
    1. A minimum of 18 semester hours of general education courses, completed with a “D” or higher, including three semester hours of approved courses from each of the following areas: fine arts (ART, COMM, MUSC, THEA), humanities (ENGL, GEND, HIST, HUMN, PHIL, RELI, BLMC, ENIN), natural science (BIOL, CHEM, ESOH, GEOL, NSCI, PHYS), social science (ECON, FNCE, GEOG, GERN, PLAW, POLS, PBAD, PSYC, SOWK, SOCI, SSCI), mathematics (MATH 123, MATH 306, MATH 316, or MATH 410), and English (ENGL 202, ENGL 272, ENGL 282, ENGL 302, ENGL 305, or ENGL306).
    2. The competency requirements for all students, as well as additional requirements established by the major area. All students are required to meet the following competencies:
      1. Earn a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206;
      2. Pass a computer science competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in CSCI 148, CSCI 149, CSCI 150, or CSCI 190;
      3. Pass a communication competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in COMM 110 or COMM 211.
    3. Successful completion of nine-15 additional hours of approved general education courses completed with a “D” or higher. These courses may include the competencies listed in III.B, approved general education courses required by individual programs, and approved general education courses listed in III.A. or from the following prefixes: ANTH, CSCI, CJUS, EDUC, FREN, GERM, JAPN, or SPAN.
    4. Participation in required assessment activities as determined by the faculty.
  4. Application of not more than 12 semester hours of “D+,” “D,” and “D- grades toward a degree and at least a “C” grade in the major and in courses required to fulfill competency requirements;
  5. Application of not more than 15 semester hours obtained by one or any combination of the following toward a degree: International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Program, proficiency examinations, portfolio credit, advanced placement credit, or transfer of extension and/or correspondence credit;
  6. Participation in graduation exercises unless excused by the vice president for academic affairs for a reason beyond the candidate’s control;
  7. If course work is transferred to The University of Findlay; successful completion of no less than the 50 percent of the hours required in the major must be completed at UF for an associate’s degree;
  8. The last 15 semester hours (minimum) must be completed at The University of Findlay.

Developmental Courses

The following are developmental courses at The University of Findlay. Based on a student’s placement scores, one or several of these courses may be required. These courses will count in total credit hours for a given semester and in computing grade point average, but no developmental credit hours can be counted toward either the 124hour graduation requirement for a bachelor’s degree or the 60hour graduation requirement for an associate’s degree.

Required Courses

ACAD 099Strategies for College Success

1

ENIN 020Culture of American Classroom

3

ENIN 021Computer Skills for Non-Native Speakers

2

ENIN 022Basic Literacy for Non-Native Speakers

4

ENIN 023Vocabulary Basics for Non-Native Speakers

3

ENIN 024Basic Level Communication Skills

4

ENIN 030Beginning Level Listening for Non-Native Speakers

3

ENIN 031Beginning Level Grammar for Non-Native Speakers

3

ENIN 032Beginning Level Reading for Non-Native Speakers

3

ENIN 033Beginning Level Communication for Non-Native Speakers

3

ENIN 034Beginning Level Composition for Non-Native Speakers

4

MATH 101Fundamentals of Mathematics

3