Academics

Associate in Arts

In addition to the general requirements for a degree, candidates for the degree of Associate in Arts (AA) must complete at least 60 semester hours of Transfer Credit (TC) courses including the General Education requirements.  Check current Illinois Articulation Initative (IAI) transfer status by confirming at iTransfer.org.  See the current ICC catalog for further descriptions.  Courses labeled Occupational Credit (OC) in course descriptions may not be applied to degree requirements. 

All students who earn the Associate in Arts (AA) degree must complete the specific degree requirements in effect for the Associate in Arts (AA) degree at the time they complete the “Application for Degree/Certificate.”

All students must complete the specific degree requirements in effect for the AA degree according to the Catalog of Record listed in their academic records. For further information regarding see Catalog of Record page.

A. ENGLISH: (6 credit hours) ENGL 110 and 111; To fulfill this requirement, a student must receive a grade of “C” or better in each course.

B. COMMUNICATION: (3 credit hours) COMM 110 or COMM 212

C. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: (9 credit hours) These courses must be taken in at least two of the following disciplines:
1. Economics: ECON 110, 111
2. Geography: GEOG 112, 116, 118, 200
3. History/International Studies: HIST 117, 118, 201, 202, 231; INTST 130, 134^, 140
4. Political Science: POLSC 115, 119, 120, 122, 124
5. Psychology: PSY 110, 202, 210*, 220
6. Sociology: SOC 110, 114, 120, 213, 218*, 219

*Either PSY 210 or SOC 218 satisfies IAI requirements

D. MATHEMATICS: (3 credit hours) MATH 110, 111 or 211, 122, 134, 135, 201, 222, 223, 224

E. PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES: (7 credit hours) One course must be a Life Science and one must be a Physical Science. Also, at least one course must contain a laboratory experience.

1. Life Sciences (3 to 4 credit hours) Biology: BIOL 110, 111, 113 (non-lab), 114, 115, 150 (non-lab), 160 or 161, 250

2. Physical Sciences (3 to 4 credit hours)
Chemistry: CHEM 110, 113 (non-lab), 115, 120, 130
Earth Science: EASC 111, 116, 117 (non-lab), 118, 250
Physical Science: PHYSC 110, 114
Physics: PHYS 110, 120

F. HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS: (9 credit hours) At least one course must be a Humanities course and at least one must be a Fine Arts course. The third course may be taken from either group.

1. Humanities (3 to 6 credit hours)
Foreign Language: ARA 211 or FR 211 or ITAL 211 or SPAN 211
History: HIST 111, 112, 120
Humanities/International Studies: HUMAN 123, 124 or 125; INTST 132 or 133, 134^
Literature: LIT 110, 111, 115, 117, 119, 120, 122, 124, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216
Philosophy: PHIL 110, 111, 112, 115, 116

2. Fine Arts (3 to 6 credit hours)
Art: ART 110, 142, 150, 151, 152
Dance: DANCE 115
Film: FILM 110, FILM 111
Humanities: HUMAN 250
Mass Communication: MCOMM 224
Music: MUS 148, 149, 150
Theatre: THTRE 110 or 111

Underlined courses are interdisciplinary courses that may be used for either Humanities or Fine Arts credit

^Can count as either a Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science

ICC’s courses approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) are posted on the itransfer website: www.itransfer.org. While a foreign language is not required for graduation at ICC, students are strongly advised to check the requirements of the program at the college or university to which they intend to transfer.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Recommended General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *9
MATHEMATICS *3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE *7
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *9

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES 23

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; Life Science; Humanities; Communication; Electives
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; Social Science; Physical Science; Fine Arts; Electives
Fall Semester 2 Social Science; Mathematics; Electives
Spring Semester 2Humanities/Fine Arts; Social Science; Electives

Program Contact Information

Academic Advisement

East Peoria Campus, Career Center, Room CC200

(309) 694-5281

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning