Degree and Certificate Requirements

Degree Requirements

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required for any associate degree: Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Associate of Business, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies and Associate of Applied Science. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 16 credits of any degree granted must be completed in residency at Cochise College.

Additional degree requirements are found in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.

Bachelor’s Degree Waiver of General Education Requirements

Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and are interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree may use a bachelor’s degree to satisfy the general education requirements for most AAS degrees. Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine their eligibility to waive the general education requirements. 

Certificate Requirements

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who complete a certificate program outlined in the Cochise College catalog. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 25 percent of the required credits must be taken in residency at Cochise College for each Certificate of Completion granted.

Additional Associate Degrees

Students may earn additional associate degrees at Cochise College if they complete the following for each additional degree:

  • All requirements for the additional degree and
  • Sixteen additional Cochise College credits not used in other Cochise College degree(s).