Columbia State Community College General Degree Requirements
All associate degrees awarded by Columbia State Community College shall require 60 semester credit hours with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0. The GPA includes all classes taken including those not required for the degree. At least 18 of the credit hours must be earned in residence at Columbia State. Students may not graduate before completing all developmental studies course requirements as determined by their placement scores. Credit hours earned in developmental studies or other courses for institutional credit only are not applicable as credit hours required for the degree.
Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.)
See “Tennessee Board of Regents’ General Education and Undergraduate Degree Requirements," on the Academic Programs and Services page.
Courses selected from fine arts/humanities: 6 credit hours*
History: 6 credit hours
Selected in accordance with requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.
Students transferring to a TBR university should take American History; students transferring to other universities should take the sequence required at the university to which they are transferring. Students who lack the required one unit (one year) of American History from high school as an admissions requirement must complete six (6) semester hours of American History or three (3) semester hours of American History and three (3) semester hours of Tennessee History to fulfill the history requirements in general education.
Courses must be appropriate to the program in which the student plans to major upon transfer as listed under the program of study (see degree checklists at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/degree-audits.htm). Substitutions or waivers require approval.
Total: 60 credit hours
Courses Satisfying General Education Core Requirements
When core requirements are listed as electives in a program of study, the courses must be selected from the following:
Degree Requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.)
General degree requirements for the Associate of Arts degree are the same as those listed above for the Associate of Science. In addition, the Associate of Arts requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of one year of college-level work. This requirement may be met by completion of six (6) hours of the same foreign language or through credit by exam (see the Academic Information page).