b'Number System and MAT 1733 - Geometry, Measurement, and Probability is not applicable) Natural Science, 8 to 16 semester hours (4 semester hour natural sciences with a laboratory) Humanities, 3 semester hours (any literature, history, foreign language, philosophy) Fine Arts, 3 semester hours (any appreciation course) 2.Electives - 20 hours (20 elective hours cannot include career or developmental classes)Total - 60 semester hours When choosing electives, students should confer with the institution to which they plan to transfer. III. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to meet the educational needs of students who are seeking preparation for employment in occupational fields not requiring a baccalaureate degree. This degree encompasses "Technical Programs" listed under "Career and Technical Education Programs" in this catalog. A.This degree requires the completion of 60 semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above. B.The 60 hours must include 45 hours of program-specific coursework and a minimum of 15 hours of general education core:1.Program-Specific Coursework - 45 hours 2.AAS General Education Core - 15/17 hoursEnglish, 3 semester hours (ENG 1033 - Technical English or ENG 1113 - English Composition I) Social Science, 3 semester hours (government, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, marriage and family, anthropology, human growth and development) Math, 3 semester hours (MAT 1033 - Technical Math,MAT 1313 - College Algebra or higher) OR Natural Science, 4 semester hours (4 semester hour Natural Science with laboratory) Public Speaking, 3 semester hours Humanities/Fine Arts, 3 semester hours (any literature, history, foreign language, philosophy, or appreciation course) C.Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of required program-specific coursework at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to be eligible for the AAS degree. D.Developmental classes are not used toward graduation. Honors and Special Honors Distinction Candidates who meet graduation requirements and earn a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.69 will graduate with Honors. Candidates who meet graduation requirements and earn a grade point average of 3.70 or higher will graduate with Special Honors. GPA will not be rounded to determine Honors and Special Honors.Transfer hours and hours taken outside of the program of study are included in this calculation. Articulation Agreements Articulation agreements are in place with all Mississippi public universities through the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), as well as with Tulane University, University of Phoenix, University of South Alabama, and William Carey University. For more information on a specific articulation agreement, please contact an Enrollment Specialist or advisor at any MGCCC campus or center. 55'