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An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from TCC is your gateway to a bachelor's degree or higher and guarantees your admission into one of Florida's four-year public universities.

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The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is designed for students who plan to transfer to a Florida public four-year institution as a junior to complete a bachelor’s degree program. The A.A. degree provides the courses of study equivalent to those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at Florida’s state colleges and universities. The A.A. degree requirements consist of 36 credit hours of general education and 24 credit hours of electives. Each student should choose elective courses that are required for admission to the student’s intended program of study/major at the desired college or university.

Transfer to Four-year Colleges and Universities  

  • Articulation with Florida’s Public Colleges and Universities
    • General Transfer Information
    • Common Prerequisites
    • Limited-access Majors
  • Articulation with Other Colleges and Universities
  • TCC’s University Partners

Note: For information about lower-division requirements for transfer into specific undergraduate programs at Florida A & M University, Florida State University or the University of West Florida, select one of the links below:

Florida A & M University Degree Programs

Florida State University Undergraduate Academic Program Guide (and Community College Counseling Manual)

University of West Florida Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements for Associate in Arts Degree (36 Credit Hours)


Note: To review the purpose and outcomes of general education, click here. 

1. Communications-6 semester hours


Select one course from Area A and one course from Area B.

Area A. Communications State Core


Area B. Communications TCC Core


Note


To satisfy the requirement of State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must complete six hours in Communications with a grade of “C” or better and produce multiple writing assignments in each of the courses.

2. Humanities-6 semester hours


Select one course from Area A and one course from Area B.

Area A. Humanities State Core


Prerequisite for Area A courses: Satisfactory completion of ENC1101 .

Note


Students must produce multiple writing assignments and earn a grade of C or better in any Humanities general education course used to satisfy the writing requirement of State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030.

3. Mathematics-6 semester hours


Select one course from Area A and one course from Area B.

Area A. Mathematics State Core


Note

Any student who successfully completes a Mathematics course for which one of the Mathematics State Core courses is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Mathematics State Core requirement.

Note


To satisfy the requirements of State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must complete six hours in Mathematics with a grade of “C” or better.

4. Natural Sciences-6 semester hours


Select one course from Area A and one course from Area B.

Science course distribution requirement: The courses must fall into two different groups. (*See below for information about Science course distribution requirement waiver.)

Area A. Natural Sciences State Core


Group 1: Biological Science

Group 3: Earth Science

Note

Any student who successfully completes a Natural Sciences course for which one of the Natural Sciences State Core courses is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Natural Sciences State Core requirement.

Area B. Natural Sciences TCC Core


Group 3: Earth Science

*Science Course Distribution Requirement Waiver


Students may be considered for a waiver of the TCC general education science distribution requirement if the prerequisite science requirements for their intended major at their transfer institution only include natural science courses in the same discipline (e.g., CHM1045  and PHY2048 ). Students should contact an academic advisor to verify eligibility for this waiver and then contact the Division of Natural Sciences.

5. Social Sciences-12 credit hours


Select at least one course from Area A.

Select at least one course from Area B, Group 1.

Select at least one course from Area B, Group 2.

Select at least one course from Area B, Group 3.

Area A. Social Sciences State Core


Area B: Social Sciences TCC Core


Group 2

Note


Students must produce multiple writing assignments and earn a grade of C or better in any Social Science general education course used to satisfy the writing requirement of State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030.

Additional Graduation Requirements for Associate in Arts Degree


A. Electives-24 semester hours


In addition to the general education requirements listed above (36 semester hours), students must complete 24 semester hours of elective coursework appropriate to the A.A. degree. A total of 60 credit hours is required for the A.A. degree.

A maximum of two semester hours of credit in physical education activity courses, including dance courses, may be allowed toward the 60 semester hours required for graduation. This limitation does not include nonactivity courses. A total of four semester hours of credit in music organization and music activity courses may be allowed.

Other courses that are not acceptable toward the A.A. degree are designated in the course descriptions that are part of the Course Information section of this catalog.

B. Foreign Language


Two credits in one foreign language at the secondary level or the equivalent at the postsecondary or college level.

C. Grade Point Average


Minimum 2.0 grade point average in TCC coursework and minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (all college coursework).

D. TCC Credit


At least 25% of credit hours earned toward degree must be from TCC.

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By 18 credit hours

  • Declare a transfer major and institution in TCC EagleNet
  • Check transfer major pre-reqs (minimum GPA of 2.0 for all semesters)

By 30 credit hours

By 45 credit hours (75% completion)

  • Complete graduation check workshop online.
    (You will receive an email notification when you are eligible.)
  • Review your degree audit in TCC EagleNet

Last semester

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444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Student Union Building, Second Floor
P: (850) 201 – 8555
E: admissions@tcc.fl.edu

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TCC Main Campus
Student Union Building, Second Floor
P: (850) 201-8440
E: advisingcenter@tcc.fl.edu

Tallahassee Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Click here for more information.