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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term

Award: Associate of Arts degree

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process  

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Sociology provides a course of study which will readily transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. You will take courses in science, communication, math, humanities, social science and required sociology subject areas in preparation to transfer into a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at many 4 year colleges.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college, you should select courses to satisfy requirements of the specific institution to which you intend to transfer. Consult your advisor at the transferring four-year institution anytime you have questions about course selection.

General Degree Requirements

  1. The Associate of Arts degree will include a minimum of 60 semester hours of courses designed and acceptable for transfer, and may include up to 16 semester hours of career-technical courses. Note: Students not ready to begin college/transfer level writing and math courses may need additional prerequisite coursework that requires them to exceed the 60 credit hours minimum.
  2. Students transferring an Associate of Arts degree to a public university must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all graded arts and sciences courses acceptable for transfer.
  3. A 2.0 cumulative GPA and a passing grade in all required courses.
  4. Earn a minimum of 18 credit hours at NICC that meet degree requirements.
  5. Completion of SDV 179  - The College Experience course.

General Education Core Requirements

Humanities: 12 Credits

Credits must be transfer level courses from ART, ASL, CLS, DRA, FLS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL


One of the following Literature courses is required: LIT 101  LIT 110  LIT 111  LIT 115  LIT 142  LIT 186  

One of the following History courses is required: ART 203  ART 204  HIS 131  HIS 132  HIS 151  HIS 152  HIS 214  

One of the following diversity courses is required: ASL 131  ASL 161  ASL 241  ASL 271  CLS 150  COM 148  FLS 141  FLS 142  FLS 241  FLS 242  FLS 282  HIS 214  HUM 108  HUM 170  LIT 115  LIT 186  SOC 208  

Math and Science: 10 Credits


  • Remaining credits must be transfer level courses from MAT, BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS or PHY.  At least one course must be a science with lab.

Elective(s): 20 Credits

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