York College
Associate of Arts

An Associate of Arts degree provides students a foundational education that they can use to further their academic and professional goals. York College’s program, offered in partnership with TEL, is fully online and all costs are included in the course price. The York College Associate of Arts degree is only available for students who are still enrolled in high school.

Required Courses

The York College Associate of Arts degree requires 60 credit hours in the following disciplines.

Writing and Communication (9 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • English Comp I (Language and Composition) (3 hrs)
  • English Comp II (Research and Composition) (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to communication (3 hrs)

 

Civics (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • U.S. History I (3 hrs)

Cultural Perspectives (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • World Civilizations

Religious Studies (12 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Christianity (3 hrs)
  • Old Testament (3 hrs)
  • New Testament (3 hrs)
  • Philosophy of Life (3 hrs)

Artistic Expression (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Music Appreciation

Science (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Physical Science

 

Mathematics (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Quantitative Analysis (3 hrs)

Social Science (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Principles of Psychology

 

College Readiness (1 Hour)

Required Courses:

  • College Readiness (1 credit hour)

Critical Appreciation (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • American Literature (3 hrs)

 

General Electives (16 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • College Algebra (3 hrs)
  • Chemistry I (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Biology + Lab (4 hrs)
  • Introduction to Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • Microeconomics (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
  • U.S. History II (3 hrs)
  • American Government (3 hrs)

Students will either need to take a total of six elective courses at three hours each throughout their program, or they will take Biology + Lab at four hours with an additional four electives at three hours each to meet the necessary credit requirements for the program. Students can either choose the Biology + Lab elective or take their additional elective during the fall of their senior year. 

Suggested Course Sequence

This sequencing plan was developed to consider what classes students are taking in their high school programs, course load, the balance of writing load, course sequencing and prerequisites, and courses that complement one another conceptually.

This sequence assumes that students have completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and English I-III as a requirement for high school graduation.

Junior  Year

Fall

  • Language and Composition
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • College Readiness
  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Introduction to Communication

Total Hours: 13

Spring

  • Research and Composition
  • Physical Science Lecture
  • Principles of Psychology
  • U.S. History I
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall

  • American Literature
  • Music Appreciation
  • World Civilizations I
  • Old Testament 
  • Biology + Lab as General Elective

Total Hours: 16

Spring

  • Philosophy of Life
  • New Testament
  • General Elective 
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 15

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