General Associate in Arts Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


General Associate in Arts Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is designed for you to transfer to a Florida public four-year institution as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree program.  The A.A. degree provides the courses of study equivalent to those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at Florida's state colleges and universities or you can choose one of GCSC's 4 Bachelor Degree programs.  The A.A. degree requirements consists of 36 credit hours of general education and 24 credit hours of electives.  You should choose elective courses that are required for admission to the student's intended program of study/major at the desired college or university.  Please see GCSC preplanned options for AA programs. Some Bachelor's Degree programs require prerequisite coursework, minimum GPAs, and/or entrance exams.  Please be aware that few universities or colleges offer a general degree.  Upon application to a university, you must commit to a degree.   The Advising Center can provide you with personal attention, developing your guided pathway plan to ensure that you complete the necessary courses for continued education to meet your career goals.

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Who is eligible for the General Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

  • If you are a high school graduate, you are a candidate for Gulf Coast’s General Associate in Arts Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program.
  • If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • Our students pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • Small Classes! 1:19 Professor/Student Ratio.
  • 3.11 Average GPA. Our students  are performing well in the state universities of Florida.

How do I apply to THE General Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply to the General Associate in Arts Option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Visit the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register and pay for my classes?

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