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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Arts


2 Years



The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Philosophy and Humanities is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four year institution to complete a Philosophy or other Humanities degree. Students will be exposed to the great ideas of world civilizations, hone their ability to think critically, and gain an in-depth appreciation of humanities’ achievements in art, literature, music, philosophy and religious thought.


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Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I
Credit Hours

ENGL 101

English Composition I


HUM 103

Introduction to Philosophy


CURR 100

First Year Seminar


COMM 207

Fundamentals of Speech


CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications


PSYC 155

General Psychology





(Spring) Semester II

ENGL 289

ENGL 299

English Composition II or English Composition II-Honors


HUM 102

Logic and Critical Thinking


HPER 150

Lifetime Fitness


MATH 113

College Algebra



Biological Science w/Lab or Physical Science w/Lab 





(Fall)  Semester III

HUM 104



HUM 133

HUM 206

World Religions or Eastern Civilizations


HUM 110

HUM 101

HUM 204

Humanities I or World Civilization I or Western Civilization I



Biological Science w/out Lab or Physical Science w/out lab


SOSC 200

HIST 207

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or World Geography





(Spring)  Semester IV

HUM 120

HIST 102

HUM 205

Humanitiies II or World Civilization II or Western Civilization II



Arts and Humanities Elective



Social/Behavioral Science Elective



Free Electives





                      Associate of Arts Degree Program Credits    


 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply logical analysis.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the world’s great philosophical thinkers and traditions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual history of world cultures.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the artistic, literary and musical achievements of world cultures.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the world’s great faith and ethical traditions and their relationship with each other.