Associate of Arts with Emphasis

Each of the emphasis areas of the AA degree is designed to provide students with a listing of the core courses needed in preparation for transfer within that major. Earning an AA degree with an emphasis allows students to deepen their breadth of knowledge in a particular subject area while more thoroughly preparing them for the major at corresponding baccalaureate programs at several public and private four-year colleges and universities. To earn the AA with Emphasis, students need to complete all requirements for a general AA degree, including the specific requirements of their chosen emphasis. Courses within specific emphases may satisfy either elective or MnTC requirements. Students satisfying graduation requirements for the degree will have the AA degree and the appropriate emphasis documented on their academic transcript. Careful planning with a counselor or academic advisor is strongly advised to tailor any of the emphasis areas to meet the requirements of the student's chosen four-year college or university.