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 (4 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Biology + Lab


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)

  • College Algebra (3 hrs)
  • Physical Science (no lab required) (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)

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


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

Total Hours: 10


  • Introduction to Communication
  • Principles of Psychology
  • U.S. History I
  • World Civilizations I
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 15


Between Junior and Senior Year

  • Old Testament
  • Introduction to Biology+Lab

Total Hours: 7

Senior Year


  • Research & Composition
  • New Testament
  • Music Appreciation
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 16


  • Philosophy of Life
  • American Literature
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 15

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