Sep 17, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Minimum Requirements for Associate Degrees


      Minimum Number of Semester Hour Credits
General Education: (1) AA (2) AS (3) AA&S (4) AFA (5) AAA / AAS
Communication(a) 6 6 6 6 3-6
Humanities / Fine Arts 6 6 6 3-9(b) 3-6
Foreign Language (Intermediate Level) 6 0 0 0 0
Social / Behavioral Sciences 9 9(a) 9 3-9 3-6
Natural Sciences 4 4-8 4-8 4 0-6
Mathematics 3 3-6 3-6 3 0-6
Total for General Education = 30-31 30-38 30-38 19-28 15
As specified above, degree programs must contain a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education as defined by SACSCOC.
Other Requirements for Associate Degrees:        
 

 

       
Student Development 1-2 1-2 1-2

           1-2

1-2
Major field courses and electives (columns 1-4)
Career/technical courses (column 5)
27-32 20-32 20-32 34-43 43-53
Total for Degree = 60-63 60-63 60-63 60-63 60-69
  Notes: (a) Only 6 semester hours of social/behavioral sciences are required for engineering majors who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree engineering program that requires 6 or fewer hours in this category, provided that the college/university publishes such requirements in its transfer guide. (b) One course in humanities/fine arts for the Fine Arts major must be a literature course.