AA in General Education

Designed to introduce students to a broad range of subjects, including written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences and natural sciences. 

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in General Education provides an educational foundation for students preparing for further undergraduate study at the bachelor’s level. You will graduate with a general understanding of written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences and natural sciences.

As a student, you will:

  • Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.
  • Present effective, audience-appropriate oral presentations that develop and support a point.
  • Explain how accurate calculations and symbolic operations are used in interpreting social and economic trends.
  • Evaluate a scenario in which academic knowledge and skills could be applied to a work or community issue.
  • Discuss a novel or unique idea, question, format or product.
  • Explain how knowledge from diverse cultural perspectives would affect one’s interpretation of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts, and/or global relations.
  • Evaluate and cite various information resources necessary to complete an academic research essay.

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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

Estimated Cost

Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Bangor Naval Base Kitsap
1042 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Whidbey Island NAS Campus
1045 W. Midway Street, Room 116, Bldg. 2739, Oak Harbor, WA 98278

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation
  • High school cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Pass an admissions exam in English and Math (watch the Guide to McCann's College Success)
    • Successful completion of a transferable course to ENGU-103 or ENGU-104 (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in English
    • Successful completion of a transferable course to MATU-103 or higher (grade of C or higher) waives admissions test in Math

12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

  • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
  • No admission exam or high school transcript are required.
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Short Transferable Credits?

Brandman’s School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Brandman Track to learn more.

Program Curriculum

  • Basic Skills (12 credits)

     

    Written Communication I: ENGU 103

    3

    Written Communication II: ENGU 104

    3

    Quantitative Fluency: MATU 103

    3

    Oral Communication: COMU 101

    3

    Breadth Requirements (24 Credits)

     

    Humanities: Select 9 credits from 3 different areas:

    9

    Communications

     

    English

     

    Fine Arts

     

    Foreign Languages

     

    Humanities

     

    Liberal Studies

     

    Philosophy

     

    Religious Studies

     

    Natural Sciences

    6

    Social Sciences: Select 9 credits from 3 different areas:

    9

    Criminal Justice

     

    Early Childhood Education

     

    Economics

     

    History

     

    Marketing

     

    Organizational Leadership

     

    Political Science/Legal Studies

     

    Psychology

     

    Social Science

     

    Social Work

     

    Sociology

     

  • Student Success Strategies:

     

    LBSU 100  Student Success Strategies

    3

    Academic Foundations:

     

    LBSU 105  Academic Foundations

    3

    Electives

     

    Select 18 credits for electives

    18

    Total Credits

    60

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