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Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences

If you’re not sure exactly what you want to major in, then Thomas has the perfect program for you. The Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences lets you explore different academic options before deciding on a particular major. You’ll study a broad-range of disciplines, from humanities to mathematics, while preparing for traditional undergraduate coursework.

Arts and Sciences minors are available in the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Pre-Law, Science and Sociology.

Arts & Sciences minors generally consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be courses beyond core requirements and not already part of the student’s major.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Criminal Justice:

CJ121 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ122 Police Patrol Procedures

CJ223 The Corrections System

CJ333 Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice

Two additional courses carrying a CJ designation.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Education:

ED122 Foundations of Education

ED124 Teaching Process and Curriculum Design

ED232 Educational Psychology

Choose 3 from - ED215, ED245, ED322, ED323, ED324, ED327, ED334, ED335.

Course Requirements for a Minor in English:

18 credits in EH courses at or above the 200 level.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy:

PH201 Philosophy

Choose 5 from the following:

  • Courses carrying a PH designation

  • HU210 Humanities and the Search for Wisdom

  • HU335 Humanities and the Art of Living

Course Requirements for a Minor in Political Science:

PS111 Introduction to Political Science

PS213 American National Government

PS216 Comparative Political Systems OR PS240: International Relations

PS410 Contemporary Topics in Politics, Policy, and National Security

Any other two courses carrying a PS designation.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Psychology:

PY111 General Psychology

PY225 Developmental Psychology

Four other courses carrying a PY designation

Course Requirements for a Minor in Forensic Psychology:

CJ121 Introduction the Criminal Justice

PY111 General Psychology

PY231 Forensic Psychology

PY445 Psychology and the Law

Two other courses carrying a PY designation

Course Requirements for a Minor in Pre-Law:

AC220: Financial Accounting

EH347 Advanced Expository Writing and Editing or CO347 Advanced Professional Writing

PH324 Foundations of Ethical Thought

PS213 American National Government; PS214: Rights and Roles of Citizens or PS225 Social Science Research Methods

Choose 2 Law Content Courses: CJ202-Criminal Law, CJ204-Criminal Procedure, LS327-Business Law, LS330- Law of the Workplace, PS230-Foundations of American Law.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Science:

Six courses carrying an SC designation, four of which must be beyond the students program and Arts & Sciences core requirements.

Course Requirements for a Minor in Sociology:

SY113 Principles of Sociology

SY125 Experiencing Diversity

SY318 Contemporary Social Issues

Three courses from the following:

SY323 Business and Society

PY326 Marriage and Family

PY222 Social Psychology

PS/HU247 Exploring the Middle East: Diversity in the Arab World

PH298 Comparative Religion

PY337 Death, Dying, and the Meaning of Life

HU210 Humanities and the Search for Wisdom

HU214 Third World Culture

SM227 Sociology of Sport




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