2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog addendum 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Degrees


Associate Degrees Available

The associate degree is a two year program in the liberal arts and special areas of study which may be a stepping-stone toward a four year baccalaureate degree or a terminal degree opening the door to professional opportunities.

Students applying for an associate’s degree pay the regular graduation fee and file a degree application.

The ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE is a degree conferred upon any student who has completed a Liberal Arts curriculum.

The ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS) DEGREE is a degree conferred upon any student who has completed a Liberal Arts curriculum and a recommended program for a future career choice.

The ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE (ASHS) DEGREE is a degree conferred upon any student who has completed a Liberal Arts curriculum and a specific program enabling him/her to be a practicing healthcare professional.

General Requirements

The general requirements for the associate of arts and associate of science degrees are as follows:

  1. Minimum total credit hours-62 (see specific associate degree requirements).
  2. A Minimum of 15 hours of resident credit (excludes non-traditional credit).
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Newman Studies Program Skills and General Education Course Requirements.
  5. Satisfactory completion of two Newman Studies Capstone requirements from two different categories (Human Story, Creative Spirit, Universe We Live In, or Quest for Meaning).
  6. Satisfactory completion of specific requirements for a minor to one of the baccalaureate majors listed in the Newman University catalog or an approved associate of science degree curriculum.
  7. For AA Only: Satisfactory completion of at least 6 credit hours in a foreign language.
  8. Approved application for degree.

The general requirements for the Associate of Science in Health Science are as follows:

  1. Minimum total credit hours-62.
  2. Resident hours-15 (excludes non-traditional credit).
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Satisfactory completion of the following Newman Studies Program Skills Course Requirements:
    MATH 1043 - College Algebra
    COMM 1013 - Oral Communication
    ENGL 1003 - College Writing 1:Intro to College Writing
    (See Academic Information - OLD in this catalog for courses that meet these requirements)
  5. Satisfactory completion of the following General Education requirements:
    Quest for Meaning Philosophy (PHIL 3033 - Ethics recommended) - 3 credit hours Quest for Meaning Theology - 3 credit hours (See The Quest for Meaning in this catalog for courses that meet these requirements.)
  6. Satisfactory completion of one lab-based scientific course.
  7. Satisfactory completion of specific major requirements.
  8. Approved application for degree.