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Associate of Arts to University of Great Falls

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Coursework Transfer to University of Great Falls

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Business is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at the University of Great Falls.

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:

DescriptionCredits
Montana University System Core Requirements 31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement 3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 9
Electives 17
Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0

Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Concentration or Elective blocks, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Cultural Diversity 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 about theories and applications from multiple disciplines when evaluating information, solving problems, and making decisions.

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.

DescriptionCosts
Tuition and Fees $6,380
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $3,830
Total $10,345

*

Fall 2016, 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, writing, and biology 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

CodeCourseCredits
COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 33 Semester Hours

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

CodeCourseCredits

Written
CodeCourseCredits
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3

Verbal
CodeCourseCredits
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3

Mathematics - 4 Credits

CodeCourseCredits
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **,+4

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

CodeCourseCredits

Fine Arts
CodeCourseCredits
Select one of the following:
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Humanities
CodeCourseCredits
Select one of the following:
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3

Natural Science - 8 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

CodeCourseCredits
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 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
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4
PHSX 205College Physics I w/Lab **,+4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab **,+4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

CodeCourseCredits
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics +3
Select one of the following:
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

CodeCourseCredits
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

CodeCourseCredits
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3

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

Code Title Credits

ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3

ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics +3

WRIT 201College Writing II *,+3


V. Articulated Coursework - 16 Credits

Code Title Credits

Select from the following:

ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3

ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct *,+3

ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct *,+3

BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3

BGEN 235Business Law *,+3

BMGT 235Management *,+3

CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 61


*

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 the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from The University of Great Falls

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework in Business is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at the University of Great Falls.

I. UGF Core - 17 Credits

Foundation Skills Courses - 6 credits

CodeCourseCredits
CPS 110:: Conquering the Digital Divide 3
TRL 200::Fund of Christian Theology 3

Great Questions Courses - 8 credits

CodeCourseCredits
ILC 330x::What is Truth 4
ILC 350x::What is The Common Good 4

Upper Division Writing Course - 3 credits

CodeCourseCredits
ENG 312::Writing in Business & Prof 3

II. Business Administration Major

Credits & courses dependent upon articulation course taken at GFC MSU

CodeCourseCredits
ACC 201:: Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202:: Principles Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 201::The Art of Thinking 3
BUS 240::Management Leadership 3
BUS 260::Marketing 3
BUS 335::Commercial Law 3
BUS 345::Enactus (3 terms/1 credit each) 3
BUS 400::Financial Analysis 3
BUS 401::The Art of Leadership 3
BUS 495::Internship 3
BUS 496::Commerce Integration 3
COM 301::The Art of Communication 3
CPS 205::Spreadsheets 3
Business Related Approved Electives 6

III. Total Credits Towards Degree

61 CREDITS (AA from GFC MSU)
17 CREDITS (UGF CORE)

27 CREDITS (BS–UGF)
23 CREDITS (ELECTIVES)
128 TOTAL CREDITS

UGF Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 128 credits.
  2. Maintain a cumulative University of Great Falls grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  3. Complete the University Core curriculum.
  4. Complete a major. All courses used to complete the requirements of a major, minor, or concentration must have a grade of C or better. Some majors may require completion of a minor or concentration.
  5. Complete thirty of the last forty semester hours of coursework at the University of Great Falls. Students enrolled in an approved Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degree (SOCAD) program may satisfy the academic residency requirements with coursework taken at any time during their enrollment at the university.
  6. Complete a minimum of 40% or 15 credits of their major (whichever is greater) and a minimum of 40% of their minor in residency at the University of Great Falls. Completion of credits within a concentration will not count toward residency in the major. This requirement does not apply to those completing an approved major or minor in University Studies.
  7. Complete at least thirty-two credits in upper division coursework (courses numbered 300 or higher), at least sixteen of which must be from the University of Great Falls. (Students should complete at least twelve of these credits in coursework outside the student’s major and minor or concentration.)
  8. Apply for graduation in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.
  9. Comply with all university policies, rules, and regulations.
  10. Pay all indebtedness to the university.

Course Equivalencies

GFC MSU Course UGF Course
ACTG 201 ACC 201
ACTG 202 ACC 202
BGEN 235 BUS 335
BMGT 235 BUS 240
BMKT 225 BUS 260
CAPP 156 CPS 205