Associates of Arts

In the academic world, Arts refer mainly to the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In the first year of Bermuda College’s Associate of Arts programme, students are given the opportunity to explore courses in the arts disciplines, as well as the science disciplines of mathematics and the natural sciences. In the programme’s second year, students choose a subject of concentration from among the Arts disciplines.

The Associate of Arts provides the foundation for careers in teaching, psychology, law, and writing, to name a few.

Students choosing this option will be able to transfer to universities abroad to further their studies in the arts as well as specialised nonarts degrees, such as Georgia State University’s articulated Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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Programme Details

CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 61-63

Year 1 

First semester - 16-17 credits

CSC 1100 Learning Strategies for Student Success 1
ENG 1111 Freshman Composition 3
Humanities course (1100-level) of your choice. * 3
Mathematics or Computer Information Systems (1100-level) course of your choice.*† 3
Natural Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3 or 4
Social Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3

Second semester - 15-16 credits

ENG 1112 Literary Analysis 3
Humanities course (1100-level) of your choice. * 3
Mathematics or Computer Information Systems (1100-level) course of your choice.*† 3
Natural Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3 or 4
Social Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3

Year 2

First semester - 15 credits

A second year course in your subject of concentration. ** 3
A second year course in your subject of concentration. ** 3
Elective course (2000-level) of your choice.* 3
Humanities or Social Sciences course (2000-level) of your choice.* 3
Elective course (1100-level) of your choice.* 3

Second semester - 15 credits

A second year course in your subject of concentration. ** 3
A second year course in your subject of concentration. ** 3
Elective course (2000-level) of your choice.* 3
Humanities or Social Sciences course (2000-level) of your choice.* 3
Elective course (1100-level) of your choice.* 3

*Before one can be enrolled in any course one must satisfy the prerequisites.
†CIS 1120 and 1125 cannot be used to fulfil this requirement.


Course Concentrations

CONCENTRATIONS AND SUBJECTS OF STUDY

NOTE: Candidates should note that the approved courses indicated under each of the following subjects of study are those described under the heading COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Associate Degree Courses.

These courses will earn general and elective credits in an associate degree programme, unless otherwise specified.

ACCOUNTING
Approved Courses: all coded ACC.
Concentration in the Associate in Business Administration:
ACC 1135, ACC 1145, ACC 2201, ACC 2202, ACC 2253, ACC 2254.

ART HISTORY
Approved Courses: all coded AHS.
Concentration in the Associate in Arts:
AHS 1126 and AHS 1127, 12 credits in AHS at the 2000-level.

BIOLOGY
Approved Courses: all coded BIO.
Note exclusions in the course descriptions.
Concentration in the Associate in Science:
BIO 1121, BIO 1122, and 3 BIO courses at the 2000-level.

CHEMISTRY
Approved Courses: all coded CHM.
Note exclusions in the course descriptions.
Concentration in the Associate in Science:
CHM 1111, CHM 1112, and 3 CHM courses at the 2000-level.

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Approved Courses: all coded EES.
Note exclusion in the course descriptions.
Environmental Science Concentration in the Associate in Science:
EES 1101, 3 credits from EES 1102 - 1105 ; BIO 1121, BIO 1122, 6 credits from EES 2211, EES 2298 (not more than 3 credits from EES 2298), CHM at the 2000-level.

ENGLISH
Approved Courses: all coded ENG.
Concentration in the Associate in Arts:
6 credits in ENG 1111 and ENG 1112, 12 credits in ENG at the 2000-level.

FINE ART
Approved Courses: all coded ART.

MANAGEMENT
Approved Courses: all coded MGN.
Concentration in the Associate in Business Administration:
MGN 1114, MGN 2217, 12 credits at the 2000-level from amongst MGN 2110. MGN 2210, MGN 2211, MGN 2222, MGN 2230, MGN 2240, MGN 2241, MGN 2245, MGN 2250 and MGN 2298.

MATHEMATICS
Approved Courses: all coded MAT.
Note exclusions in the course descriptions.
Concentration in the Associate in Arts:
MAT 1141, MAT 1152, 12 credits in MAT at the 2000-level (excluding MAT 2233 and MAT 2234).

PSYCHOLOGY
Approved Courses: all coded PSY.
Note exclusions in the course descriptions.
Concentration in the Associate in Arts:
PSY 1101, PSY 1102, SSC 2200, 9 credits in PSY at the 2000-level.

SOCIOLOGY
Approved Courses: all coded SOC.
Concentration in the Associate in Arts:
SOC 1101, SOC 1102, SSC 2200, 9 credits in SOC at the 2000-level.

NOTE ON PREPARATION FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
Certain overseas professional associations and institutes recognise certain Bermuda College courses in the areas of accounting and business administration and grant exemptions from courses in their own professional training programmes.  Students are advised to contact the organisation.


Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Science Options

Humanities

  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature at 2000 level (excluding ENG 2212)


Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work;
  • Earth & Environmental Studies at 2000 level


Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Studies
  • Physics


Credit Course Descriptions