Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) is a lower-level degree (courses numbered 1000 or
2000) designed specifically to give students the opportunity to move directly into a bachelor's degree program on completion. The minimum requirement for the degree is 60 semester hours. Elective hours may be taken in language, math, and science to give students opportunities to track directly into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. As requirements may vary depending upon the degree selected.

 

Course Requirements
Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, @1302, 2303, and three hours from 2301 or 2302
12
ART 1301 or studio course; MUSI 1303, MUSI 3304 or
MUSI 3305; or THEA 1303
6
MATH 1304 or higher
3
HIST 1303 and 1304, or 2301** and 2302**
6
MATH 1304 or higher
3
***RLGN 1301, 1302
6
Physical Education - one activity course (one fitness, one recreation) or EXSS 1112.
1
SCIENCE - one biological science and one physical science.
8

POLS 2301
3
ECON 2307; GEOG 1301, 1302; SOCI 1301; PSYC 1301, EDUC 2307**; or PHIL 1301
3
COMS 1301, 1303, 2302, or 2303
3
*COSC 2311
3
****Foreign Language
4
ORIE 0001 or UNIV 1100
0-1
Electives
1
TOTAL
59-60
*Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311, see course description.
**Required for teacher certification.
***Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301, Old Testament History, or RLGN 1302, New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist
universities. In no case will either of these two courses be accepted if they were taken by correspondence.
The School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy.
****Basic competency in a language other than English is also required. This competency can be met by either one year of high school language study, by the satisfactory completion of a university course in a language other than English, or by demonstrated competency.
@Must be taken within first year of enrollment. A minimum of 15 semester hours must be taken at Wayland Baptist University to satisfy the residency requirement for the Associates degree program. There is no provision for a major or minor in this degree.