AA/AS Degree Requirements

To qualify for an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree, a candidate must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credits of 100- and 200-level courses with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or better in all work attempted: and,
  2. Satisfy distribution requirements listed below with a grade of C- or better in each course.

GEM 1 - Written Communication

Complete the following:3
English Composition GEM1 course  WCHE course
English Composition GEM1 course  AASID course  WCHE course

GEM 2 - Oral Communication

COMM-101Introduction to Speech Communication GEM2 course  WCHE course 3

GEM 3 - Mathematical Ways of Knowing

Select one of the following:3-5
Contemporary Mathematics WCHE course  GEM3 course  AASID course
Finite Mathematics GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course
College Algebra GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Pre-Calculus GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of Calculus GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Principles of Applied Statistics GEM3 course  WCHE course  AASID course

GEM 4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing

Select at least 8 credits, including courses from two different disciplines:8
General Microbiology GEM4 course  AASID course
Fundamentals of Biology GEM4 course  AASID course
Introduction to Life Sciences GEM4 course  AASID course
Human Biology GEM4 course  AASID course
Human Anatomy Physiology I With Cadaver GEM4 course  AASID course
General Botany GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Systematic Botany GEM4 course  AASID course
Concepts of Chemistry I GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Essentials of General Chemistry I GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
General, Organic, and Biochemistry GEM4 course  WCHE course
Principles of General College Chemistry I GEM4 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Principles of General College Chemistry II GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Environmental Science GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Physical Geography GEM4 course  AASID course
Physical Geology GEM4 course  AASID course
Historical Geology GEM4 course  AASID course
Geology of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest GEM4 course  AASID course
Fundamentals of Physical Science GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Elementary Astronomy GEM4 course  AASID course
General Physics I GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Engineering Physics I GEM4 course  WCHE course
General Zoology GEM4 course  AASID course  WCHE course

GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Select at least 6 credits, including courses from two different disciplines:6
American Indian Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of Art GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Art History From Caves to Cathedrals GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Art History From Da Vinci to Digital GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Film and Culture GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Intro to Intercultural Communication GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Introduction to Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Literature of Western Civilization GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Literature of Western Civilization GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of English Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of English Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Introduction to Shakespeare GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of American Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of American Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
American Indian Literature GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Contemporary World Cultures GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Montage: Introduction to the Humanities GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Film and Culture GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Interdisciplinary Seminar GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Interdisciplinary Seminar GEM5 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Survey of Music GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Survey of American Popular Music Since 1900 GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Survey of World Music GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Philosophy GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Ethics GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
World Religions GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Logic and Critical Thinking GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Political and Social Philosophy GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Asian Philosophy GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Political and Social Philosophy GEM5 course  WCHE course
Introduction to the Theatre GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Elementary American Sign Language I GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary American Sign Language II GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary French I GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary French II WCHE course  GEM5 course  AASID course 1
Elementary German I WCHE course  GEM5 course  AASID course 1
Elementary German II GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary Italian I GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary Italian II GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary Spanish I GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1
Elementary Spanish II GEM5 course  AASID course  WCHE course 1

GEM 6 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Select at least 6 credits, including courses from two different disciplines:6
American Indian Studies GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Anthropology GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Peoples of the World GEM6 course  WCHE course
Infancy Through Middle Childhood GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Mass Media in a Free Society GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Interpersonal Communication GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Principles of Economics (Macro) GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Principles of Economics (Micro) GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
History of Civilization to 1500 GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
History of Civilization Since 1500 GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
History of Civilization 20th Century GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
U.S. History to 1876 GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
U.S. History After 1876 GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
History of the Americas I: First Peoples And Colonial Period GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
History of the Americas II: Since Independence GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
American National Government GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
International Politics and Problems GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Psychology GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Introduction to Sociology GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Social Problems GEM6 course  AASID course  WCHE course

GEM 7I - Institutionally Designated

Select one of the following:3
Death and Dying: A Sociocultural, Historical, and Biological Perspective GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Physical and Virtual Environments GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Integrative Business and Value Creation GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Juvenile Justice GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Writing in the Wild: Literature and Language of Natural Spaces GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Integrative Inquiry:The Art of Presence GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Manufacturing Desire: Persuasive Marketing and Message Creation GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Page to Stage: Making Theatre From Scratch GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Psychology of Marketing GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Art and Social Justice GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Artistic Expression in the 20th Century GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Eastern Europe: Society Through Film GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Mathematics and Aesthetics of Musical Tuning GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Leadership in Interprofessional Healthcare GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course
Common Read GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course

GEM 7W - Wellness

Select one of the following:1-3
Child Health, Safety and Nutrition GEM7 course  WCHE course
Designing Your NIC Experience GEM7 course  WCHE course
Designing Your Life and Career GEM7 course  WCHE course
Social/Swing Dance GEM7 course
Latin Social Dance GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Voice GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Piano GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Jazz Piano GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: General Guitar GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Classical Guitar GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Flute GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Oboe GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Clarinet GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Saxophone GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Bassoon GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Trumpet GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Horn GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Trombone GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Euphonium GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Tuba GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Violin GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Viola GEM7 course
Cello GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: String Bass GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Electric Bass GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Percussion GEM7 course
Individual Instruction: Harp GEM7 course
Introduction to Piano GEM7 course
Piano Class I GEM7 course
North Idaho College Cardinal Chorale GEM7 course  WCHE course
Vocal Jazz Ensemble GEM7 course  WCHE course
North Idaho College Wind Symphony GEM7 course  WCHE course
Cardinal Pep Band GEM7 course  WCHE course
Chamber Singers GEM7 course  WCHE course
Chamber Ensemble GEM7 course  WCHE course
Cardinal Chamber Orchestra GEM7 course  WCHE course
North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble GEM7 course  WCHE course
Wellness for Care Providers GEM7 course  WCHE course
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Wrestling GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Softball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sport Strength Training Women's Volleyball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Wrestling GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Softball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sport Strength Training Women's Volleyball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Begin Whitewater Kayaking GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Rock Climbing GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Sailing GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Yoga GEM7 course  WCHE course
Cardiovascular Training GEM7 course  WCHE course
Jogging/Powerwalking GEM7 course  WCHE course
Lake Kayak/Canoe GEM7 course  WCHE course
Pilates GEM7 course  WCHE course
Cross Country Skiing GEM7 course  WCHE course
Zumba GEM7 course  WCHE course
Strength Training GEM7 course  WCHE course
Tone and Trim GEM7 course  WCHE course
Spinning GEM7 course  WCHE course
Cardio Cross Training GEM7 course  WCHE course
Introduction to CrossFit GEM7 course  WCHE course
Mountain Biking GEM7 course  WCHE course
Bowling GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Fly Fishing GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course
Racquetball GEM7 course  WCHE course
Beginning Tennis GEM7 course  WCHE course
Whitewater Rafting GEM7 course  WCHE course
Outdoor Adventures GEM7 course  WCHE course
Stand Up Paddle Boarding GEM7 course  WCHE course
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Wrestling GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Softball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Volleyball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Men's Wrestling GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Basketball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Soccer GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Golf GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Softball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Varsity Sports Strength Training Women's Volleyball GEM7 course  WCHE course 1
Wellness Lifestyles GEM7 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Stress Management GEM7 course  AASID course
First Aid GEM7 course  WCHE course  AASID course
Marriage and Family GEM7 course  AASID course  WCHE course

Course Key

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