2019-2020 Catalog

Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree

Every student must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of credit, which includes required General Education credits as outlined below.

General Education Requirements:

First Year Experience

(HMDV 1005)

1 credit

Students must achieve a "C" or better.



(ENGL 1010 & ENGL 1020, or ENGL 2005, or ENGL 2019)

6 credits

Students must achieve a "C" or better in each course.


US & Wyoming Constitutions

(POLS 1000, HIST 1211, HIST 1221, or HIST 1251)    

3 credits

State law requires students to successfully complete a course in the United States and Wyoming Constitutions. Students must achieve a "C" or better. In situations where a student has transferred in an approved U.S. Government course, but lack focused study in the Wyoming Constitution, government and politics,  POLS 1100 is a 1 credit option to fulfill the requirement. Available by exception only.


Social Science    

3 credits


Humanities & Applied Arts    

9 credits


Science and Mathematics    

7 credits

One course must be a laboratory science from biology, geology, chemistry, or physics. One course must be a college-level (1000+) math course. Students must achieve a "C" or better in each course.



(HMDV 2411)                                                        

0 credits

Students must complete the Western assessment requirement for graduation.


Total General Education Requirements 

29 credits

Major Area Coursework & Electives

35 credits

Total Hours Required (minimum)

64 credits



  • 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 Western 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: MATH 0900).
  • 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.