Double Degrees and Double Pathways
Students may earn one degree of each type from GHC and may earn up to two pathways in each degree.
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Students may not earn an Associate of Science in Financial Technology and a Nexus degree in Supply Chain Management in FinTech. Students may not earn more than one Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) or both an AS and an AA (transfer degree) from GHC.
GHC offers 9 types of degrees, but over 40 pathways. Earning two degrees means two separate degrees are sought at the same time such as an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Earning two pathways means one degree is sought in two pathways at the same time such as an Associate of Arts in Communication and Psychology or a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources and Building Information Management & Modeling. To earn two pathways, both pathways must be in the same degree. For instance, a student may not choose to earn both Journalism and Sport Management pathways because the Journalism pathway leads to an Associate of Arts degree and the Sport Management pathway leads to an Associate of Science degree.
No. Students may earn either an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts transfer degree, but they may not earn more than one.
Transfer degree programs lead to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. The transfer degree programs include the core of general-education requirements that provide the foundation for the completion of programs of study at four-year colleges and universities. Currently the Associate of Arts degree is offered with the following pathways: Art, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Film Production, Film Studies, Graphic Design, History, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish. The Associate of Science degree is currently offered with the following pathways: Agriculture, Financial Technology, Biology, General Studies, Business Administration, Geology, Chemistry, Health Information Management, Computer Information Systems, Health Professions, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Recreation Administration, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, Exercise Science, Human Services, and Teacher Education.
Career degree programs are programs of study that prepare students for employment upon graduation. Most programs can be finished in two years. Program completion leads to the Each career program contains a core of general education courses and a block of career preparation courses. All students should work closely with their advisers in the selection of courses within the programs of study that are most applicable to their career interests and further educational aspirations. Current career associate programs include the Associate of Science Nursing (ASN), Associate of Science Dental Hygiene (ASDH), and Associate of Science in Human Services (ASHS) degrees.
No additional hours are required to earn two pathways in one degree. Courses can be used to meet the requirements for pathways. Students must complete all requirements for each pathway.
No additional hours are required to earn an associate and a bachelor’s degree. Courses can be used to meet the degree requirements for both. Students must complete all degree requirements for both degrees.
To earn a second bachelor’s degree, students must complete at least 36 hours beyond the first. If requirements for both degrees overlap the student will need to consult with the appropriate Academic Dean to determine courses to be used to earn the required 36 additional hours.
How many additional hours do I need to earn two career associate degrees or a career associates and a transfer associate degree?
To earn a second associate degree, students must complete at least 18 hours beyond the first associate degree earned. If requirements for both degrees overlap the student will need to consult with the appropriate Academic Dean to determine courses to be used to earn the required 18 additional hours.