Associate Degree Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies and Lowell Institute School students who complete an associate degree will fulfill many of the same core curriculum requirements of all CPS and LIS bachelor's degree programs. Core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study and develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking. The associate degree core requirements include the following:

Written Communication (9 q.h.)

Complete the following three courses:

ENG 1004 College English 1 3 q.h.
ENG 1005 College English 2 3 q.h.
ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.

Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.
Suggested courses:


ITC 1001 Introduction to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1002 Technology and Information Fluency 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Total Core Curriculum: 21 q.h.

*Lowell Institute School degree requirements vary.
See curriculum pages for more information.