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The Associate of Arts degree (AA) is designed as the statewide general studies transfer degree, indicating the completion of your general education requirements. This degree is structured for entry into the general range of bachelor's degree programs offered by a four-year college or university. To complete this degree, you need to follow the model general education program listed on this page.


Degree Requirements

  • I. Communications
    Composition I (3)
    Composition II (3)
    Public Speaking (3)
  • 9 hours
  • II. Literature
  • 3 hours
  • III. Humanities
    Humanities electives are marked with an asterisk (*) in the course descriptions for the following disciplines: Art, Drama, Foreign Language, History, Literature, Music, and Philosophy. The required six hours must represent a minimum of two disciplines.
  • 6 hours
  • IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences

    (1) American History to 1865 (3) or
    (1) Functions & Policies of American Government (3) or
    (1) American Government (5)

    Courses may be selected from the following list of disciplines and must represent a minimum of two disciplines: Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

    (1) Equivalent transfer courses from colleges/universities must include Missouri Constitution.

  • 9 hours
  • V. Physical and Biological Sciences
    A minimum of one course must be selected from each area. A minimum of one lab course is required.
  • 9 hours
  • VI. Mathematics
    College Algebra (3) or
    Contemporary College Mathematics (3) or
    Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (5)
  • 3 hour

Math Pathways Information


  • VII. Computer Literacy
    Computer Essentials (3)
    Three hours of higher-level CIT may be substituted for Computer Essentials.
    End of 42-hour block of guaranteed transfer
  • 3 hours
  • VIII. Life Skills
    College Orientation (1)
  • 1 hour
  • IX. Recommended Courses for Major/Electives
  • 21 hours
  • Total 64 credit hours


Choosing Electives

For some degree programs, recommended elective choices are listed with the suggested curriculum. For other programs, electives will be based on your area of interest. You should always see an advisor for assistance in choosing appropriate electives.

Career/technical courses which will transfer to a four-year institution may be taken as electives. You must present written proof from the receiving institution guaranteeing acceptance prior to career/technical courses being counted as electives.


Transfer Guides

The Academic Maps are suggested curriculum for common AA majors. While these suggested curricula are a good starting point for degree planning, if you intend to transfer to a 4-year institution, check with the transfer college/university for requirements specific to that school. The requirements will vary and it is your responsibility to research those requirements.


Conditions for Graduation

To meet the requirements for graduation from MACC, a student must meet the requirements of the degree and:

  1. 1. Complete 15 semester hours of college level credit applicable to the degree program at Moberly Area Community College.
  2. Complete the recommended course sequence appropriate to the degree.
  3. Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Submit an application for graduation.
  5. Participate in graduation ceremonies (requests to be excused from commencement ceremonies will be reviewed by the Dean of Student Services).
  6. Pay in full all fees due to Moberly Area Community College.


College Catalog

The requirements for graduation at Moberly Area Community College are those specified in the college catalog at the time you first enroll in the College.

If you want to meet degree requirements printed in the catalog at the time of your initial enrollment, you can do that provided you enroll in at least one fall or spring term each academic year (August - May) AND the catalog was issued no more than seven years prior to the date the degree is to be conferred. (An exception may be granted to those whose education is interrupted by military service.)

If you fail to attend at least one fall or spring term each academic year, you have to meet the degree requirements of the catalog in effect when you resume attending classes.

You can also choose to meet degree requirements as specified in catalogs published after your initial enrollment. If you change programs, you will be expected to meet the graduation requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of the program change. In the case of curriculum changes, instructional deans may make adjustments to the individual degree/certificate plans to meet program requirements.

Every effort will be made to consider earlier course work in a way most beneficial to you in fulfilling current requirements.

Students are subject to all policies/regulations written in the most recent catalog.