Associate in Arts–DTA Degree
90 credits, to include 60 credits chosen from the courses listed as approved for the Associate in Arts degree on the Distribution List of Approved Courses.
CREDITS ARE TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:
- English Composition 101 and 102: Five credits each
- Mathematics: Five credits from courses designated 107 or above or PHIL& 120
- Humanities: 15 credits from the distribution list, with one course from at least three of the subject areas listed
Students wishing to use a foreign language as humanities distribution must take the third course in the sequence; additional credits will count as electives.
A minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 5 credits in one area meet distribution credit in Humanities.
- Social Sciences: 15 from the distribution list, including one course from at least three of the subject areas listed
- Natural Sciences: 15 from the distribution list, including one course from at least three of the subject areas listed (One of these courses must be a laboratory course as designated by an “L” following the course number.)
- Electives: Additional credits numbered 100 or above to total 90 credits; a maximum of 15 of these credits may be professional and technical courses; a maximum of three credits may be private music instruction; a maximum of three credits may be physical education
Students who are pursuing the Associate in Arts-DTA through the Bridge to Native Pathways program take 15 of the required 90 credits at the Evergreen State College Longhouse in Olympia, WA. These credits are considered academic electives.
A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above in college-level courses. Note: Universities do not accept grades lower than 1.0.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate in Arts-DTA degree, Peninsula College graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate academic skills at the college level, e.g., literacy, quantitative and critical thinking, composition, and the acquisition of information
- Employ modes of inquiry basic to philosophical, scientific, mathematical, social, historical, and literary studies
- Demonstrate knowledge in the humanities and arts, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences
- Integrate knowledge drawn from diverse areas of study