Associate of Arts

About this degree

University Transfer

Earn a 2-Year Degree at NPC, One of Arizona’s Most Affordable Community Colleges
By earning an associate of arts degree from Northland Pioneer College, located in northeastern Arizona, you will gain the 2-year general knowledge and communication foundation you need for your four-year bachelor’s degree program. The associate of arts is considered a transfer degree because the courses you take transfer seamlessly to any of Arizona’s three public universities where you can complete the final two years of your bachelor’s program. By earning an NPC associate of arts degree, you automatically fulfill all requirements of the Arizona General Education Curriculum that includes all lower general education requirements.

Advantage of Completing Your Associate Degree at NPC

  • Tuition at NPC is one of the lowest of any college or university in Arizona. You save thousands of dollars during your two years at NPC and won't go into debt.
  • Attend college close to home. NPC’s nine locations mean that you can get the courses you need close to where you live.
  • Learn in a small class environment where you receive personal attention from instructors who get to know you well and really care about your progress.

NPC Requirements

  • Must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Some courses have placement requirements or prerequisites that may result in coursework beyond 64 credits. See an NPC academic adviser for details.

Degree Requirements

General Education Credits

35 credits

Completion of the 35 general education course credits fulfills requirements for the Arizona General Education Education Curriculum (AGEC-A).

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29 credits

Select elective courses from:

  1. Courses identified as common courses in university transfer guides in the student’s major of choice
  2. 0 to 16 credits of language, if required in the student’s major of choice at the university you plan to attend
  3. Prerequisites
  4. Electives - The electives component must consist of credits that transfer to all three public Arizona universities as defined in the Course Equivalency Guide for the year in which the course is completed. Access to information about degrees and pathways, common courses, Course Equivalency Guides, and Arizona college and university catalogs are available through an academic adviser or directly at

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