May 29, 2024  
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025 
Dallas College Catalog 2024-2025

Associate of Arts A.A.

Location(s): Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, Richland

Offered on All Campuses

College Readiness:

Enrolling in one or more of the following courses may be necessary if assessment activities and previous academic experiences indicate a need:

  • TSI development minimum for college readiness (Reading, Writing, Math)
  • ESOL
  • Learning Frameworks : Effective Fall 2019 semester, students with less than 12 successfully completed college-level hours will be required to take and complete EDUC 1300 , a first-year general elective course that will contribute to student success by addressing factors that impact learning in college, including: research and theory in learning; strategies to monitor, regulate and control cognition, motivation and behavior; and the ability to think ethically and critically.

Degree Code: AA.ARTS

In order to be eligible to receive this A.A. degree, you must:

  1. Complete the required 60 credit hours listed in this degree;
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1301  and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all college-level course work, that includes credits transferable to Dallas College;
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI)  requirements and course prerequisites and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Core Curriculum: The Core Curriculum Section of this degree plan is arranged by Component Areas and CB Codes. Core Curriculum is a solid foundation of the 42-hour Core Curriculum and its 9 Foundational Component Areas (FCA)  are embedded in this degree. Completing the Core will enable you to meet the challenges of your college career head on. As you work to complete the 60 hours required for the A.A. degree, you will also meet the 42-hour Core Curriculum.

Distance Learning/Online: This A.A. degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and Distance Learning/Online courses; or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through Distance Learning/Online.

Transfer: Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below “C” in transfer. If you plan to transfer, work closely with an advisor/counselor.

This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.

Semester 1 (First Year)

Semester Total: 15-16 Credit Hours

Component Area Option (CB090)

Select four (4) credit hours from ONE of the following options:

Semester Total: 13 Credit Hours

Semester 3 (Second Year)

Life and Physical Sciences (CB030)

3 Select TWO of the following:

Semester Total: 14 Credit Hours

Semester 4 (Second Year Continued)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (CB080)

Select ONE of the following:

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hours

Core Credit Hours for This A.A. Degree: 42

General Elective for this A.A, Degree

Select any 15 hours of elective college-credit courses other than those with the prefix of AGRI, BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, or ANTH 2401 .

Semester Credit Hours Required: 18

Total Credit Hours for This A.A. Degree: 60



  • In this degree, courses cannot be used to satisfy both the Core Curriculum and general-elective requirements.
  • Computer Literacy: If a student successfully completes *BCIS 1305 , *BCIS 1405 , *COSC 1301 , ITSC 1401, POFI 1301 , or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better, the course will satisfy 3-4 credit hours of  general-elective requirements.
  • *Note: Student must have taken courses within the last 10 years.

1EDUC 1300  - A student must successfully complete EDUC 1300  within the first 12 (twelve) college-credit hours of general-elective requirements.

2Mathematics Requirement (A grade of “C” or better is required.) MATH 1314 MATH 1316 MATH 1324 MATH 1325 MATH 1332 MATH 1342 MATH 1350 MATH 1414 , MATH 1442, MATH 2412 MATH 2413 MATH 2414  If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

3Life and Physical Sciences - This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406  and BIOL 1408 ; BIOL 1407  and BIOL 1409 ; BIOL 2420  and BIOL 2421 ; CHEM 1405  and CHEM 1411 ; CHEM 1406  and CHEM 1411 ; CHEM 1405  and CHEM 1406 ; CHEM 1406  and CHEM 1407 ; GEOL 1401  and GEOL 1403 ; PHYS 1401  and PHYS 1405 ; PHYS 1401  and PHYS 2425 ; PHYS 1405  and PHYS 2425 .