Degree Program Overview

At Georgia Military College we offer three degree types; an Associate of Arts (AA), an Associate of Science (AS) and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS).   

Associate of Arts (AA)

The core curriculum of the AA degree at GMC includes those courses that the faculty members of the college have identified as central to the development of the proficiencies of a Georgia Military College student. The core courses are also those in common with the core requirements of most senior colleges and universities throughout the United States. This curriculum facilitates transfer, after graduation from GMC, to a four-year program at senior colleges.

Associate of Science (AS)

The core curriculum of the AS degree at GMC includes those courses which the faculty of the college have identified as central to the development of the proficiencies of a Georgia Military College student. The core courses are also those in common with the core requirements of most senior colleges and universities throughout the United States. This curriculum facilitates transfer, after graduation from GMC, to a four-year program at senior colleges.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree provides the educational background necessary for a chosen career field or profession and for transfer into career oriented Bachelors degree programs. While some four-year colleges offer the bachelor of applied science degree, many do not. Therefore, students completing the AAS degree who have decided to pursue a higher degree, need to ensure their selected four-year college offers the Bachelor of Applied Science or similar degree in their concentration degree prior to enrolling.

Please note that many colleges who do not offer the BAS degree may accept core curriculum course work on a course-by-course evaluation for transfer.



Associate of Arts (AA) versus Associate of Science (AS)

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees provide the foundation, after graduation, for transfer to a four-year college or university. An Associate of Arts (AA) is most suitable for those continuing an education in Liberal Arts, whereas an Associate of Science (AS) is geared towards studying the sciences and behavioral sciences.  Each degree includes the core curriculum that mirrors the core requirements of most senior level colleges as well as elective courses in selected areas of study (the concentration) that are foundation courses in the specific fields of study. An Associate of Arts (AA) does require a foreign language upon completion.  Completion of an AA or AS degree provides the most effective transfer of college course work to a senior college or university.

Top 5 Reasons to Earn an Associate Degree
Provided by Front Range Community College

1. Take Advantage of Transfer Agreements
   GMC offers 37 transfer agreements to better prepare you to jump start into your major 
   courses at a four-year college or university.
2. Save Your Money
   Typically, tuition rates at a community college are significantly less than at a four-year
   college or university.
3. Increase your Earning Potential
   
Completing an associate’s degree significantly increases your lifetime earnings
   compared to just a high school diploma or GED.
4. Solidify Your Credits
 
  If a life situation occurs while continuing your education, you at least still have a degree.
5. Finish What You Start
   
It is rewarding to show your friends and family what you have accomplished
   by finishing what you have started.

Click here for a printable list of degree programs available at the Columbus Campus.