Associate in Fine Arts and Pre-Major Degrees

Curriculum Code: A10200

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This program is designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in a fine arts discipline.

General Education Core (28 SHC)  SHC = Semester Hours Credit

The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

Award Available

  • Associate in Fine Arts Degree (A10100) See Course Requirements below.
Course Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts Degree

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
One additional general education core course from the following discipline areas is required: art, communication, drama, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, music, philosophy, and religion. Any fine arts course (ART, DRA, MUS) must be outside the major discipline.
ART 111, 114, 115 COM 110, 120, 231  (3 hours only)
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 FRE 111, 112, 211, 212
HUM 130, 160, 211, 212 MUS 110, 112, 210, 213
PHI 215, 240 REL 112, 211, 212, 221
SPA 111, 112, 211, 212

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132
Two additional general education core courses from two of the following discipline areas are required: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
ANT 210 ECO 151, 251, 252
GEO 111, 112, 130 POL 110, 120, 210, 220
PSY 150 SOC 210, 213, 220, 225, 240

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7-8 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
One course (4 SHC) must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
BIO 111 General Biology I (4 SHC)
CHM 131/131A Intro to Chemistry/Lab (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 120 Physical Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)
PHY 151 College Physics I (4 SHC)
PHY 251 General Physics I (4 SHC)
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
One course is required.
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics (3 SHC) or
MAT 161 College Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 175 Precalculus (4 SHC)
Note: Math courses with a prerequisite of MAT 161 or higher may be substituted locally. You must see an academic counselor for details. Additional lab courses may be required for math classes taken at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Other Required Hours (35-37 SHC)

ACA 111 College Student Success (1 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Associate in Fine Arts Pre-Majors

Curriculum Code Program Title
A1020A Art
A1020D Music and Music Education
A1020C Drama


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