Associate of Arts Degree (9000)

The associate of arts (AA) is normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a senior institution for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. Typical areas of study may include art, business, communication, economics, education, English, geography, history, journalism, modern languages, music, philosophy, photography, political science, prelaw, psychology, sociology, and social work.  Students who complete this degree will also satisfy all requirements for the State of Ohio Transfer 36.  See “Ohio Transfer 36.”

The associate of arts degree requires successful completion of 61 semester credits with a 2.0 minimum grade point average (GPA).  Students must have been enrolled in and earned at least 20 semester credits at Lakeland Community College. Courses below the 1000 level are not applicable to degree requirements, e.g., ENGL 0111 Fundamentals of College Literacy, MATH 0745 Essential Skills for Algebra, etc.

Students must earn the 61 semester credits as listed below. Students must successfully complete at least 36 of the total minimum 61 credits required for the degree from the courses listed in the Ohio Transfer 36.

Course Title Credit Hours
First Year Experience
FYEX 1000First Year Experience 11
COMM 1000Effective Public Speaking3
ENGL 1110English Composition I (A) 23
or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B)
ENGL 1120English Composition II 23
or ENGL 1121 English Composition II-Technical Focus
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select 18 credits from Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences18
Select 3 credits from Mathematics3
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits from Natural Sciences6
Select 24 credits through consultation with a counselor to select electives that will support your educational objectives. Elective credits should be focused for the most part in the Communications, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences categories. (See below for more information about elective requirements.)24
Total Credit Hours61

Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
Select at least 6 credits from at least TWO disciplines from the following:
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
HUMX 1300Human Issues: Choices in a Contemporary Society3
Interdisciplinary Studies:
IDST 2400The Spanish Speaking World3
ENGL 2210Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL 2220Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 2225Graphic Fiction and Narrative3
ENGL 2230Introduction to Drama3
ENGL 2235Contemporary Global Fiction3
ENGL 2240Children's Literature3
ENGL 2245Science Fiction3
ENGL 2248Literature by Women3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2263American Cinema3
ENGL 2270Literature of Contemporary Global Conflict3
ENGL 2275Multicultural Literary Studies3
ENGL 2276African American Literature3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
ENGL 2296Fantasy3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1300Thinking Critically3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHIL 2600Logic3
PHIL 2700Ethics3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select at least 6 credits, including at least ONE Behavioral Science and ONE Macro-Social Science, from the following:
Behavioral Sciences:
IDST 1200Introduction to Women's Studies3
PSYC 1400Human Sexuality3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 1700Psychology of Gender3
PSYC 2300Personality Theory3
PSYC 2400Child Psychology3
PSYC 2500Adolescent Psychology3
PSYC 2600Adult Development and Aging3
PSYC 2700Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2800Social Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3
SOCY 1190Chemical Dependency and Society3
SOCY 2000Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.3
SOCY 2250Introduction to Social Work3
SOCY 2260Sociology of the Family3
SOCY 2270Sociology of Aging3
SOCY 2280Social Problems3
SOCY 2290Deviance in American Society3
Macro-Social Sciences:
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 1800Geography of US and Canada3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 1450World Civilization I: The Ancient and Medieval World3
HIST 1550World Civilization II: The Modern World3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
HIST 2450Women in U.S. History2
HIST 2600Ohio History3
HIST 2700Vietnam Era and Its Legacy3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2100State and Local Government3
POLS 2200Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 2300Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 2400Women and Politics3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
URST 2000Introduction to Urban Studies3
Select remaining 6 credits from courses in the Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences courses above6


Course Title Credit Hours
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following: 3
MATH 1330Statistics for the Health Sciences3
MATH 1550Statistics4
MATH 1600Survey of College Mathematics3
MATH 1650College Algebra4
MATH 1700Trigonometry3
MATH 1890Finite Mathematics4
MATH 2400Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences5
MATH 2500Calculus and Analytical Geometry I5
MATH 2600Calculus and Analytical Geometry II5
MATH 2700Calculus and Analytical Geometry III5
MATH 2800Linear Algebra4
MATH 2850Differential Equations4
PHIL 2600Logic3

Natural Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Select at least 6 credits (ONE course must include a lab) from the following
BIOL 1010Introductory Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution 43
BIOL 1020Introductory Biology: Organismic Biology and Ecology 43
BIOL 1030Environmental Issues and Solutions 43
BIOL 1140Human Biology 43
BIOL 1150Plant Biology4
BIOL 1160Animal Biology4
BIOL 1170Ecology and Environmental Biology4
BIOL 1190Introduction to Evolutionary Biology4
BIOL 1200Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies 54
BIOL 1510Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 1520Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 2210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2220Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 2700Microbiology4
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
CHEM 1100Elementary Chemistry4
CHEM 1150Introduction to Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 1500General Chemistry I5
CHEM 1600General Chemistry II5
CHEM 2000Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 2500Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 2600Organic Chemistry II5
GEOG 1550Physical and Environmental Geography3
GEOL 1100Introduction to Physical Geology4
GEOL 1200Introductory Historical Geology4
GEOL 1300Introduction to Stream System Analyses3
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
PHYS 1500Astronomy 44
PHYS 1550Everyday Physics 43
PHYS 1610General Physics I5
PHYS 1620General Physics II5
PHYS 2410Science and Engineering Physics I5
PHYS 2420Science and Engineering Physics II5

FYEX 1000 First Year Experience is a degree requirement for all new first time in college students.


Placement into the appropriate English course is required. See here.


Placement into the appropriate Mathematics course is required. See here. Students should consult with a counselor to select a mathematics requirement that will support their educational objectives and fulfill the mathematics requirement at the transfer institution.


BIOL 1010 Introductory Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution, BIOL 1020 Introductory Biology: Organismic Biology and Ecology, BIOL 1030 Environmental Issues and Solutions, BIOL 1140 Human Biology, PHYS 1500 Astronomy and PHYS 1550 Everyday Physics are not lab courses.


BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies is best suited for health technology students.


Students should consult with a counselor to select electives that will support their educational objectives. Elective credits should be focused for the most part in the Communications, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences categories.

Students may apply excess credits from each of the degree areas shown above to the Electives area.

Students should complete the remaining credits for the degree from either additional Ohio Transfer 36 courses or from any college-level courses as general electives.

(NOTE: The one-credit physical activity courses (PEHR 1101 Aerobic Conditioning through PEHR 1126 Suspension Training and DANC 1108 Basic Ballet through DANC 1110 Basic Modern Dance) cannot be applied to the degree requirements.)

Some four-year colleges require completion of one or two years of course work in Modern/Foreign Languages. Students should check to see if the institution to which they plan to transfer includes this requirement.

Students seeking to improve their computer skills/knowledge needed at Lakeland and elsewhere are encouraged to take ITIS 1000 Basic Computer Skills or ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials, which meets the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) requirement for Ohio’s Articulation and Transfer Policy.