Associate Degree Graduation Requirements for Cypress College

NOTE: The following graduation requirements apply to all degrees with the exception of the Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) for priority admission to CSU. The list of available ADT degrees also known as Associate in Arts (AA-T) degrees or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees are listed both in the catalog and on the Transfer Center website: http://www.CypressCollege.edu/services/transfer.

Cultural Diversity

As an educational community, Cypress College embraces the shared characteristics as well as the diverse intellectual viewpoints and ideas of its culturally rich population. To prepare students for effective participation in our society, selected academic courses are designed to:

  1. foster respect for diverse populations;
  2. assist students in understanding and critically evaluating personal biases; and
  3. encourage students to apply the knowledge gained in these courses in their daily lives.

To achieve this educational goal, Cypress College will require all students to take at least one course whose emphasis is on the United States and focuses specifically on issues such as race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, physical and/or mental ability, and how they impact the struggles of people to achieve civil and human rights.

Please reference the list of approved Cultural Diversity courses for the college on the general education Native GE requirements list. Students may earn credit for course work previously completed at other regionally accredited institutions to meet this requirement upon review of the course by Admissions and Records to determine appropriateness of content to meet this local requirement.

Reading Proficiency

Graduation Reading Requirement

Proficiency in reading may be satisfied by one of the following:

  1. Completion of a degree (AA/AS or higher) from a US regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A Cypress College placement test score indicating proficiency has been met or passing the Cypress College reading proficiency test (CTEP 60 or Nelson-Deny 225) prior to Fall 2019.
  3. A passing grade of C or better in ENGL 096 C or ENGL 102 C or a comparable course from a regionally accredited college or university.
  4. A passing grade of C or better in any course in the Cypress College IGETC (1B); or Cypress College CSU GE (A3) Critical Thinking category or a comparable course from a regionally accredited college or university.
  5. A passing grade of C or better in the Cypress College AA/AS degree General Education pattern Area A2 (Analytical Thinking) or a comparable course from a regionally accredited college or university.

See a counselor for details.