Online AA or AS Degree


Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree – ONLINE: 64 Hours

If you are pursuing an Online Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree, click on the Online Courses List button below to develop your individual degree plan. This is a listing of all available online courses.

  • Pay special attention to the credit hour requirements for each category as well as which semesters the classes are typically offered.
  • Some classes needed to complete this degree may require on-campus visits for orientations, lectures/discussions, labs and/or proctored testing.
  • Additionally, please check the course schedules posted on My SRC in the Online Campus (OTH Campus) to verify availability of the courses listed below.
  • See the Online Learning page for general information and how to get started.


​ENG101, ENG102 & COM103 are required courses.
(*Students in AA/AS must receive a ―C or better in ENG 101 and 102)​
​Course Code
Course Title Semester(s) OfferedCredits
​ENG101Composition I ​​FA | SP | SU3​
​ENG102Composition II​FA | SP | SU​3
COM103​Speech CommunicationFA | SP​3
Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 credits required for AA; 6 credits required for AS (*must include at least one from the humanities list and one fine arts list)
Humanities
​ENG255​The American Short Story​SP3​
PHI110​Introduction to Philosophy​FA | SP3​
​PHI115​​Ethics​FA | SP | SU3​
PHI120​Logic and Critical Thinking​FA | SP3​
​REL101​World Religions​FA | SP | SU​3
Fine Arts
​ART120Introduction to Art​​​FA | SP | SU​3
​ART122​Survey of Art I​FA​3
ART224​​History of 20th Century Art​SP3​
ENG141​​Introduction to Visual Communications​SP3
​MUS102​Introduction to American Music​​​FA | SP | SU​3
​MUS111​Music Appreciation​FA | SP | SU3​
Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 credits required for AA; 9 credits required for AS
​BUS250Principles of Micro-Economics​FA | SP​​3
BUS251​Principles of Macro-Economics​​FA | SP​3
​GEO200​World Regional Geography​​FA | SP | SU​3
​HIS161Development of Western Civilization​​SP​3
​HIS260​American History to 1865​FA3​
HIS261​​American History 1865 to Present​SU​​3
​POL180American Government​ National​​​FA | SP | SU​3
PSY130​​General Psychology​FA | SP​3
​PSY236​Human Growth and Development​FA | SU3​
​SOC100Introduction to Sociology​​​​​FA | SP | SU​3
​SOC110Contemporary Social Problems​​​​​FA | SP | SU​3
​Mathematics and Natural Sciences – AA/AS students have two options in mathematics and natural sciences.
  • Option One (AA degree): Complete one IAI approved math course, and three science courses with at least one being a lab course. One of the three science courses must be an IAI physical science, and one an IAI life science course.
  • Option Two (AS degree) Complete 6-9 credit hours of college-level math courses-one math course must have IAI approval; and 10-11 credit hours of science courses-one an IAI life science course and one an IAI physical science course-One science course must be a lab course.
  • ​MAT132​Statistics​FA | SP | SU3​
    ​MAT125​College Algebra (NON-IAI Approved Course)​FA | SP | SU3​
    ​​MAT126​Plane Trigonometry (NON-IAI Approved Course)​SU3​
    Natural Sciences (+ Meets Lab Science Requirement)
    AA/AS degree-seeking students must complete one IAI life science and one IAI physical science. At least one of the science courses must be a lab class.
    ​BIO105Principles of Biology I ​FA | SP​4
    ​BIO140Introduction to Environmental Science (Non-Lab)SP | SU3
    ​BIO145​Microbes and Society (Non-Lab) FA​​3
    ​BIO128​Plants and Society (Non-Lab; NON-IAI Approved Course)​SP​3
    ​BIO111​Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (NON-IAI Approved Course)​SP​4
    ​BIO117​Evolution (Non-Lab; NON-IAI Approved Course)​FA​3
    Health Sciences – 3 credits total
    ​HS 103Personal, Physical/Mental Health​​FA | SP | SU3​
    ​HS 104​Human Sexuality​​FA | SP | SU​3
    ​HS 106​Nutrition I​FA | SP | SU​​3
    ​HS 108Lifelong Nutrition​​​FA | SP | SU1​
    HS 109​​Drugs and Addictions​FA | SP | SU​​3
    Electives – 20-21 credits required for AA degree; 21-23 credits required for AS degree. Electives can be chosen from any available online courses, but only 9 credit hours of career/technical (CTE) courses can be used towards the AA/AS degrees. CTE courses include those with the prefixes ABM, AH, CDT, CHD, CIS, DTT, FS, GDN, GT, NA, NUR, SBM, WEB, and WEL.


    Complete your Bachelor's Degree Online

    Spoon River College Degree Completion Program offers graduates of Spoon River College the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree online from Eastern Illinois University, Franklin University, SIU Edwardsville – School of Nursing, University of Illinois – Springfield, or Western Illinois University. For more information, see the Transfer Planning page.