Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree provides a greater concentration on social sciences and humanities. It also provides a foundation if you intend to continue your education at a baccalaureate degree granting college or university by offering Liberal Arts courses equal to those found in the first two years of a four-year degree.
By completing this degree, you have the benefit of a degree-to-degree transfer, where universities grant junior status and automatically waive specific lower division requirements, such as general degree requirements, regardless of individual courses taken at Nicolet. If you do not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, the Associate of Arts signify achievement of diverse skills and knowledge that are valued in today's work environments.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|2080121900||English Composition I
Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.
|2080122300||English Composition II
Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 Written Communication (B or better).
|2081020100||Fundamentals of Speech
Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.
Must include courses in at least two disciplines: art, history, journalism/writing, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language.
Must include courses in at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology.
|N/A||Mathematics & Natural Science
Must include mathematics at the level of Intermediate Algebra, Statistics, Quantitative Reasoning, Elementary Math Education or higher AND 7 credits of Natural Science (one lab course required) chosen from biology, chemistry, geography (selected courses), geology, and physics.
Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.
May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.
Select any college transfer courses beyond the minimum requirements. One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.
May be 16 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).
At A Glance
Term Start Dates
|Fall 2019: September 4||Spring 2020: January 8||Summer 2020: May 8|
Financial Aid Eligible
*Based on transfer-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional
What You'll Learn
- Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
- Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
- Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts at the appropriate undergraduate level
- Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world at the appropriate undergraduate level
- Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment at the appropriate undergraduate level
- Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness
Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors
- Business (management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, economics)
- Communication (English, journalism, mass media)
- Education (early childhood, elementary, secondary, physical)
- Fine Arts (art, music, theatre)
- International Studies
- Public Relations
- Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, social work, geography, geology, political science)
Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.