Henry Ford College

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Arts Degrees require at least 24 credits of General Education coursework, including a minimum of three credit hours from each of the five areas below.

General Education Requirements: Complete 24 credits from:

  1. Civil Society and Culture – U.S. and Global – Complete a minimum of 3 credits from:

  2. Communication – Complete a minimum of 3 credits from:

  3. Computer Technology – Complete a minimum of 3 credits from:

  4. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy – Complete a minimum of 3 credits from:

  5. Quantitative Literacy – Complete a minimum of 3 credits from:

Degree-Specific Requirements:

  1. Complete one course from the Wellness group:

  2. Complete 8 Humanities credits from courses in:

    Art (ART); Dance (DNCA); English (ENG) (except ENG-131, ENG-132, ENG-135); Foreign Language (Arabic (ARA), Chinese (CHN), French (FRE), German (GER), Italian (ITAL), Spanish (SPN)); Humanities (HUM); Interior Design (INTR); Journalism (JOUR); Music (MUS); Philosophy (PHIL); Telecommunication (TCM); Speech Communications (SPC); Theatre (THEA), Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL), or World Religions (WR).

  3. Complete 8 Science and Mathematics credits from courses in:

    Astronomy (ASTR); Atmospheric Studies (ATMS); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHEM); Geology (GEOL), Geospatial Technologies (GIS); Mathematics (MATH); Physical Science (PSCI); Physics (PHYS); Science (SCI)

  4. Complete 8 Social Science credits from courses in:

    Anthropology (ANTH); Criminal Justice (CRJ); Economics (ECON); Geography (GEOG); History (HIST); Political Science (POLS); Social Science (SSC); Sociology (SOC)

  5. Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support and/or Elective Courses for your chosen program of study