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Associate of Arts to UM Montana Tech

Associate of Arts Degree with Accounting and Business Coursework Transfer to Montana Tech

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Accounting and Business is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Business & Information Technology with Management Option at Montana Tech.

The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program. To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:

Montana University System Core Requirements31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0

Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Elective block, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate the outcomes achievable by completing the Montana University System Core.
  • Select and use the appropriate technologies for personal, academic, or career tasks.
  • Think critically in evaluating information, solving problems, and decision-making.
  • Consider the application of the natural and physical sciences and mathematics in the context of today’s world.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $7,975
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $5,089
Total $13,199


Fall 2017, MUS Student Health Insurance Premium will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.


Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)


WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3

COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **,+4

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits


CRWR 240Intro Creative Writing Wrkshp +3
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
LIT 291Special Topics-Literature +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3

Fine Arts
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
IDSN 101Intro to Interior Design +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select two of the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **,+4
BIOB 170Prin Biological Diversity/Lab **,+4
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
NUTR 221Basic Human Nutrition +3
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4

Social Science/History - 6 Credits


Social Science
CJUS 121Intro to Criminal Justice +3
PSCI 210Intro to American Government +3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

HSTA 101American History I (N) +3
HSTA 102American History II (N) +3
HSTA 255Montana History (N) +3
HSTR 101Western Civilization I +3
HSTR 102Western Civilization II +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

Select one of the following:
ANTY 101Anthro & the Human Experience +3
BMKT 242Intro to Global Markets +3
LSH 244American Cultural Values +3
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3

Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits

Code Title Credits

Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +

III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits

CAPP 131Basic MS Office +3
OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.

IV. Concentration in Arts, Accounting, Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits

Code Title Credits

ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3

ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3

BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3

V. Articulation Coursework - 27 Credits

Code Title Credits

ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct *,+3

ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct *,+3

BGEN 235Business Law *,+3

BMGT 235Management *,+3

BMKT 225Marketing *,+3

CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3

CAPP 158MS Access *,+3

ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics +3

ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics +3



Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation

Outline for Completion of Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Technology with Information Technology Option from Montana Tech

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Accounting and Business is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Technology with Management Option degree at Montana Tech.

ACTG 410Cost/Mgmt/Acct I3
ACTG 301Intermediate Accounting3
ACTG 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACTG 321Accounting Information Systems3
ACTG 401Principles of Federal Taxation3
ACTG 411Auditing I3
BUS 3636Business Ethics3
BUS 3516Business Finance3
BUS 3666Operations and Productioin Management3
BUS 4516International Business3
BUS 4566Financial Markets and Institutions3
BUS 4936Strategic Management3
CSCI 110Programming with Visual Basics3
CSCI 321System Design Process3
M 141Math for Business and Social Science3
M 142Math for Business and Social Science3
WRIT 322Advanced Business Writing3
CS/IT/HCI/PTC Elective6
Concentration Elective3