The AA degree is a general liberal arts degree and no specific major is listed in conjunction with the degree. The Associate in Arts degree (AA) is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor's degree. It can generally be considered the first two years of a four-year degree program. Many students choose to concentrate in a particular field of study or pre-major as preparation for a planned bachelor�s degree and major at a college or university. At least 40 of the 60 credits must be taken within the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). In addition to the 40 credit MnTC, the AA requires students to complete 2 credits in Health/Physical Education, STSC 1021, and 16 additional credits, which may include additional MnTC courses, pre-major requirements, second language requirements, computer literacy courses, or electives, based on each student�s needs and intended educational goals.