Associate Degree

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Every MCU program confers two degrees: an associate degree as a midway milestone and a bachelor’s degree as a launch pad to careers.

Meet with an advisor to set your plan, stay on track and graduate with two degrees in four years. If you do your part, we’ll do ours. We guarantee it.

Finish in four

  • Earn a minimum of 60 college-level units.
  • Complete the Marymount AA core competency requirements.
  • Meet all concentration requirements if applicable. AA students may opt for a concentration, which comprises three courses.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  • Satisfy the residency requirements:
    • Earn a minimum of 30 units at MCU.
    • Once matriculated, a student may transfer in a maximum of 18 units from another institution.

Students earning an Associate degree from Marymount must complete Core Competencies and complete a total of 60 college level units. Remaining units may be preparation for major or concentration, transfer requirements or electives. Electives are any college level course level course listed in the catalog or accepted as transfer credit to fulfill the 60 unit degree requirement. Students earning a Bachelor’s degree from Marymount, refer to specific degree sheets.

  • Written Communication I
    Conveys in written format moderately advanced ideas supported by personal insight and credible primary or secondary sources, with good use of conventions of Standard Written English. ENG 112/112H
  • Oral Communication
    Produces and delivers well developed presentations employing logically structured arguments and strong delivery skills. CAR 105 or 145 or BUS 230
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    Organizes, presents and interprets quantitative data to address a question, solve a problem or support a decision. 1 college level math course, BUS 108 CS280/280H or PSY 235
  • Global/Cross-Cultural Diversity
    Analyzes, interprets and applies insights to a situation or problem with awareness of one’s perspectives, ideologies, cultures or institutions within a local and global context. 1 course from: AM 201, 211, 304, 305; BUS 535; CAR 301, 332, 401; CJ 362; ECO 135, 400, 410; GS 241, 405; HIS 100, 101, 330; POL 240; PSY 280, 340; REL 130/130H; SOC 100, 250; SPA 200; THE 310
  • The Natural World
    Gains objective knowledge and awareness of the physical and natural world. 1 course with a SCI prefix (Other than 136, and 1-unit lab classes) or BUS 301; CJ 200; ECO 400, 410; GEO 108; GS 220; ID 233H, 300H; PSY 370, 445
  • Creative Thinking
    Demonstrates engagement with creative expression; Or: Proposes a new direction or approach to address a question or problem. 1 course with AM (AM exclusions: 107, 207, 307, 407, 450, Internship and Practicum courses), THE, BUS 315, 316, 415, 454; ENG 120, 125, 140, 310; ENG 120, 125, 140, 310; ID 111, 200H, 430H

Unit Totals to earn an AA = 60
Any college level course listed in the catalog may be taken as an elective to fulfill the 60-unit degree requirement in this program. AA students may choose a 3 course concentration.

Students may opt, but are not required, to complete a 3 course concentration. Concentration options are;

  • Accounting
    ACCT 151; ACCT 201 or ACCT 340; BUS 240 or BUS 260
  • Biology
    SCI 240; SCI 241; one course from: SCI 130, SCI 132, SCI 133, SCI 140, SCI 150, SCI 155, SCI 160, SCI 242
  • Business
    ACCT 151; BUS 110 or ECO 220; CS 280/280H
  • Communication
    BUS 230 or CAR 105; two courses from: AM 112, AM 120, AM 204, CAR 145, CAR 401, PSY 280
  • Computer Programming
    CS 195; CS 196; CS 210
  • Criminal Justice
    CJ 101; CJ 121; CJ 141 or CJ 181
  • Data Analysis
    CS 280; MTH 270 or PSY 235; one course from: BUS 108, BUS 388, PSY 240
  • Game Development
    AM 203; AM 303; AM 310
  • Nutrition
    SCI 246; two courses from: SCI 133, SCI 150, SCI 233, SCI 334, PSY 205, PSY 220
  • Psychology
    PSY 150; two courses from: PSY 220, PSY 228, PSY 230, PSY 240, PSY 280
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies
    One PHI course; one REL course; one course from either PHI or REL
  • Theatre Arts
    Any three THE courses
  • Video Production
    AM 122; AM 222; AM 252
  • Web Design
    AM 104; AM 204; AM 214