May 13, 2021  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

Associate Degrees

Associate’s Degree Requirements

Every program requires at least 60 semester hours of credit, and it should be possible to complete any of the degrees in four semesters. Each two-year degree program carries general education requirements, requirements specified by the department, and residence requirements.

The final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements rests with the student.

Core Curriculum Requirements for Associate’s Degrees

The following courses in the university Core Curriculum must be completed by all students pursuing associate’s degrees:

Core Curriculum Courses for Associate’s Degrees

Students pursuing associate’s degrees must take all of the Required Courses and must satisfy each of the Elective Areas.

A course may satisfy only one Core Curriculum requirement.

Courses with prerequisites are marked with a superscript ‘P’.

Elective Areas - 11 hours

Note: Courses recommended for most students are shown in bold. Courses that are not bolded will satisfy the elective area but may be more appropriate for students in a particular major.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours



Political Science




Residence Requirements

Students in associate’s degree programs must complete two or more full-time semesters at John Brown University. At least 18 of the last 24 hours presented in fulfillment of degree requirements must be taken in residence. At least two courses totaling four credit hours in the major field or emphasis must be taken at JBU.

Correspondence and Extension Work

A maximum of 15 hours of credit may be allowed for extension work, including examinations for the establishment of credit.

Grade Point Average

The grade point average must be at least 2.0 in work presented for an associate’s degree, and at least 2.0 in the major subject or emphasis.

Maximum Experiential Credits

A limited number of credits for music ensembles, communications practicums, and guided field experience may be counted in the minimum hours for an associate’s degree.

Requirements for a Second Associate’s Degree

  1. Minimum of 90 semester hours.
  2. All requirements for both degrees.
  3. Six hours taken in residence in second major field.
  4. All other provisions of the residence requirements for the first degree.