The Associate in Arts degree is designed to provide the first two years of a typical college or university bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts, general education, or pre-professional studies. Completion of the degree will satisfy all of the general requirements at several area colleges and universities and many of the requirements at other schools. To earn the Associate in Arts transfer degree, a student must:
- Earn a minimum of 64 semester credits, of which not more than 16 may be vocational or technical credits used as general electives and which may not be developmental education credits.
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher, using Iowa Lakes grade points earned divided by Iowa Lakes credits attempted for a standard letter grade, as defined elsewhere in this catalog.
- Complete the following general requirements, totaling 40 or more semester credits:
(Transfer Majors may have specific courses in math, science, social science or humanities required.)
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