• 60 units, unless noted.
  • At least 50% of the units in the area of emphasis (major) must be completed at Santa Monica College.
  • Each course in the area of emphasis (major) must be completed with a C or higher.

Associate Degrees

The documents above are in Adobe Acrobat format.  If the document you select does not display, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software by clicking here

*Catalog rights dictate that a student may satisfy the requirements of a degree or certificate by satisfactorily completing the general education and major/area of emphasis requirements in effect at any time during the student's continuous enrollment.  Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in consecutive Fall and Spring semesters until completion.

About Associate Degrees

All Associate degrees offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets.  Completion of an Associate degree usually will not adequately satisfy transfer major requirements.  Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for their transfer institution and intended major.​​