The Department of Applied Arts and Sciences (AASC) is the center of academic excellence for Missoula College students seeking academic, professional, or technical careers. AASC offers courses in communication studies, mathematics, behavioral science and psychology, science, and writing studies and provides foundational courses in mathematics and writing. Most courses from these disciplines meet the general education requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree (AA) and Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS). Courses that fulfill general education requirements also satisfy the MUS and UM general education requirements in their perspectives.
The Department of Applied Arts and Sciences offer the Associate of Arts Degree. The Associate of Arts Degree is a general education transfer degree and does not include a major or minor course of study. To receive an Associate of Arts degree all students must successfully complete the general education requirements as described by Montana Board of Regents policy 301.10, Appendix 1. Students preparing for a specific baccalaureate degree may decide to choose specific general education courses that meet the requirements for a major. Students seeking the AA are not required to sit for the upper-division writing proficiency assessment (WPA). The minimum grade average for the 60 credits required for graduation is 2.00 and applies to courses taken for a traditional letter grade (A-F) basis. Students must receive a C- or better for all general education courses.
Students may begin coursework in the autumn or spring semester. Following is a suggested first year course of study. Courses numbered below 100 and courses with a "T" suffix on the course number do not count toward the 60 credit requirement or general education course requirements, but do meet financial aid requirements.
Writing course determined by writing placement score (3 cr)
Mathematics course determined by mathematics placement score (3 cr)
General education electives (9 cr)
Second writing course requirement (3 cr)
Second mathematics course requirement (3 cr)
General education groups (9 cr)
Although the AA does not include a major or minor course of study, students may elect to choose classes in a specific area of interest. Students should work with their academic advisors when selecting their courses. New areas of emphasis within the Associate of Arts Degree include Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Addiction Studies; Communication Studies with an emphasis in Professional Communication; and an emphasis in Law Enforcement Personnel, which is a collaborative effort offered by Missoula College, UM baccalaureate program, and the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) in Helena.
Behavior Science emphasis areas in (a) Chemical Addiction Studies (b) Prevention studies (c) pre-Social Work, (Contact Linda Eagleheart at Linda.Eagleheart@umontana.edu, or Alison Pepper at Alison.Pepper@umontana.edu for advising; or (d) pre-psychology contact Alison.Pepper@umontana.edu for advising.
Communication emphasis areas in Communication Studies and professional Communication (Contact Kimberly Reiser at Kim.Reiser@umontana.edu for advising)
Law Enforcement emphasis areas in law enforcement (Contact Cathy Corr at Cathy.Corr@umontana.edu for advising.)
R- before the course description indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.
Anthropology (ANTY) - Course Descriptions
Applied Arts and Sciences (AASC) - Course Descriptions
100, 195T, 196T, 295T
Biology - General (BIOB) - Course Descriptions
Biology - Human (BIOH) - Course Descriptions
108, 201N, 211N, 212N, 220
Chemical Addiction Studies (AASC) - Course Descriptions
140, 185, 191, 195, 210, 225, 231, 242, 243, 248, 250, 260, 291, 295, 433
Communications (COMX) - Course Descriptions
102, 111A, 115S, 140L, 191, 192, 201, 212, 217A, 242, 260S, 291, 296T
Creative Writing (CRWR) - Course Descriptions
210A, 211A, 240A
Environmental Studies (ENST) - Course Descriptions
Literature (LIT) - Course Descriptions
Mathematics (M) - Course Descriptions
065, 090, 095, 105, 111, 115, 121, 122, 151, 162, 191, 192
Nutrition (NUTR) - Course Descriptions
Psychology (PSYX) - Course Descriptions
100S, 161S, 191, 192, 230S, 238, 240, 290, 291, 292, 294, 298
Science (SCN) - Course Descriptions
095T, 100N, 105N, 120T, 121T , 175N, 176, 195T, 196T, 260N, 295T
Writing Studies (WRIT) - Course Descriptions
095, 101, 121, 191T, 192T, 221, 240E, 291T, 292T
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