Academics

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements for Degrees listed in the current College Catalog, candidates for the Associate in Arts Degree must complete at least 60 credit hours of TRANSFER CREDIT (TC) courses including the General Education requirements listed below. Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00 (C). See page 128 of the current College Catalog for further IAI description. 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, see Catalog of Record on page 33.


A. English (6 credit hours)

  1. ENGL 110 and 111; In order to fulfill this requirement, a student must receive a grade of “C” or better in each of the two courses.

B. Communication (3 credit hours)

  1. 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

D. Mathematics (3 credit hours)

  1. Math: MATH 110, 111 or 211, 122, 134, 135, 201, 222, 223, 224

E. Physical and Life Sciences (7 credit hours)

At least one of these courses must be a Life Science and one must be a Physical Science. Also, at least one of these courses must contain a laboratory experience.

  1. Life Sciences (3-4 credit hours)
    Biology: BIOL 110, 111, 113 (non-lab), 114, 115, 150 (non-lab), 160 or 161, 250
  2. Physical Sciences (3-4 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/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)

At least one of these courses 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 (3-6 credit hours)
    Foreign Language: ARA 211 or FR 211 or ITAL 211 or SPAN 211
    History: HIST 111, 112
    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, 250
    Philosophy: PHIL 110, 111, 112, 115, 116
  2. Fine Arts (3-6 credit hours)
    Art: ART 110, 142, 150, 151, 152
    Dance: DANCE 115
    Film: FILM 110, 111**
    Humanities: HUMAN 250
    Mass Communication: MCOMM 224
    Music: MUS 148, 149, 150
    Theatre: THTRE 110 or 111

*Either PSY 210 or SOC 218 satisfies IAI requirements

** Interdisciplinary courses that may be used for either humanities or fine arts credit

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

Updated courses will appear on ICC’s website:icc.edu/catalog or see the IAI and ICC General Education Course Alignment (page 130). 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.