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Academics
Degree Types
Three Rivers College offers the following types of degrees:

Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate of Arts (AA) is for transfer to a four-year institution. Students will select a transfer pathway with the help of faculty and professional staff advisors. The graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours of the degree at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all the courses as outlined in the selected transfer pathway, which includes:
    • 60 credit hours total minimum
    • 42 credit hours minimum of general education courses
    • 15-20 credit hours of program courses
    • 2 hours of lifetime wellness or physical education activity courses (no more than 2 credits in physical education activity courses may be counted toward the degree requirements)
    • 1 credit hour capstone course
  • 9 credit hours of career courses (non-transfer) may be used as electives.
  • 4 credit hours of instrumental and choral groups may be used as electives.
  • Pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree


The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree (AAT) is a statewide, specialized degree intended for transfer to approved teacher education programs at Missouri four-year colleges. Three Rivers College offers an Associate of Arts in Teaching in elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, and music education. The graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours of the degree at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all the courses as outlined in the selected program of study.
  • Pass the MoGEA.
  • Pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Associate of Science Degree


The Associate of Science (AS) is a specialized degree intended for transfer into a four-year occupational program. The graduation requirements for the Associate of Science degree are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours of the degree at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all the courses as outlined in the selected program of study.
  • Pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Associate of Applied Science Degree


The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for potential employment after graduation. The requirements for the degree are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all the courses as outlined in the selected program of study.
  • Pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Certificate in General Academic Studies


The Certificate in General Academic Studies is a highly individualized curriculum that will allow students to broaden their education in an area of their choosing. The requirements for this certificate are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 semester hours of credit at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all the courses as outlined in certificate, which includes:
    • 62 credit hours total minimum
    • 6 hours of college writing
    • 3 hours of American history (HIST 111 or 112 required)
    • 6 hours of art, music, or literature (credit for music groups will not meet this requirement)
    • 3 hours of social science (PSYC 111 or SOCI 111)
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

One-Year Certificate


Three Rivers offers curricula leading to one-year certificates upon completion of required courses. The requirements for the certificate are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all course as outlined in the selected certificate.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Short-Term Certificate


Three Rivers offers short-term certificates upon completion of required courses. The requirements for the short-term certificates are as follows:
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours at Three Rivers College.
  • Complete all courses in the selected certificate.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the College.

Certificate of Academic Distinction


The Certificate of Academic Distinction allows students to receive recognition for coursework completed at the honors level, including HNRS courses and courses completed with an honors contract, if students are not in an AA program of study.

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