Degree Requirements

A student must fulfill all of the following degree requirements in order to receive an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science Degree:


For updated General Education Course Information, please see an SRJC Counselor or visit:

Students have three options in meeting the General Education requirements toward earning an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science Degree at Santa Rosa Junior College. 
These three options are the following:

Option A
Complete the 23 units of the Associate’s Degree General Education course requirements and the math competency requirement.

Option B
Complete the California State University (CSU) General Education requirements (full certification).

Option C
Complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (full certification).


To receive an Associate’s Degree a student must complete a major course of study of at least 18 college units from the SRJC list of approved majors. A major provides coherence, focus, depth, sequencing, and synthesis of learning. A course may be used to satisfy both a General Education requirement and a major requirement (Title 5, 55806). Within the major, a course may not be used more than one time to meet a major requirement.

A student may submit a request for course substitution for major requirements. The course substitution form for the major is required if the student wishes to use a course for an Associate’s Degree major that is different than the curriculum listed in the Catalog and on the Web site. The form can be obtained in the Admissions and Records Office. The student must then submit the form to the appropriate department for approval. Consultation with a counselor is highly recommended to assist the student with the process.

Major programs are listed in this Catalog; the most current list of majors is available at the SRJC Web site at


A student must complete a minimum of 60 units in courses numbered 1-299. Courses numbered 300-899 are designed to meet a variety of student needs and are not applicable toward Associate’s Degree requirements. Students should plan their course of study carefully with the assistance of a college  counselor.


A student must be enrolled during the semester in which the degree is granted. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Santa Rosa Junior College.


A student must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (“C”) or better in all Santa Rosa Junior College and transferred coursework submitted toward the degree. For all students admitted for the fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of “C” or better, or “P” if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


To receive the Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degree a student must submit an “Application to Graduate" at Students should submit an application as soon as they have registered for classes in the semester they wish to graduate.

Students are urged to consult a counselor with any questions about degree requirements. Students transferring to a university are encouraged to complete the associate degree.

Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended should be submitted as part of the graduation evaluation process. This process reviews course work completed at SRJC and, if applicable, compares transfer college course work with the SRJC associate degree requirements. Applicants are notified by mail of their eligibility for the degree.

The date for the annual commencement ceremony is available at: