2014-2015 Catalog

Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree

Every student must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of credit. Of these 64, 25-28 credits are designated for major area coursework and electives. The student, therefore, has considerable flexibility in choosing courses.

General Education Requirements:

English (ENGL 1010 & ENGL 1020ENGL 1111, or ENGL 2010)

6 credits

Students must achieve a “C” or better grade in each course.

United States Government

3 credits

Students may fulfill this requirement by completing POLS 1000, HIST 1211, HIST 1221, or HIST 1251. State law requires students to successfully complete a course in the United States and Wyoming Constitutions. Students must achieve a “C” or better grade.

Social Science

6 credits

Humanities & Applied Arts

9 credits

Students must complete at least one course in the humanities grouping and one in the applied arts grouping. Students should be aware that many four-year institutions require two to four semesters of a foreign language.

Health & Human Activity

2 credits

Students may select courses from activity courses (PEAC courses), dance, nutrition, and wellness. Students who served in the military may receive two credits upon submission of their DD-214.

Science and Mathematics

7-9 credits

One course must be a laboratory science from the biology, geology, chemistry, or physics areas. One course must be a college-level (1000+) math course. Students must achieve a ‘C’ or better grade in the Lab Science and Math courses.

Computer Course

3 credits

This course may be chosen from programming or applications courses only.

Eligible courses: CMAP 1705CMAP 1750, CMAP 1800, CMAP 1905, COSC 1010, COSC 1200, ES 1060, IMGT 2400, ITEC 2360


0-1 credits

Students must complete the WWCC assessment requirement for graduation. They may do so by taking a department-specific Capstone course, Assessment Portfolio (HMDV 2410), the online MyFolio, or by attending the designated Assessment Day (both transcripted as HMDV 2411).

Total General Ed. Requirements

36-39 credits

Major Area Coursework Electives

25-28 credits

Total Hours Required

64 credits minimum

  • The cumulative Western Wyoming Community College grade point average must be a 2.00 or better in order to graduate.
  • Generally no courses taken from WWCC for “S/U” grades may be used as hours for graduation, except CLEP credit by exam, military credit, and approved graduation S/U courses.
  • No coursework numbered less than 1000 will be applicable to the Associate of Arts Degree (example: ENGL 0950).
  • A maximum of six hours of studies or workshops (2490, 2495, 2990, or 2995) coursework may be applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree (example: HIST 2490).
  • A maximum of four hours of internship allowable toward graduation.
  • At least 15 hours of coursework must be completed through Western Wyoming Community College.