​Requirements for the Associate Degree

Students may graduate from College of the Desert with an Associate of Arts or Science degree upon meeting the following requirements:
  1. Completion of 60 units of lower division semester units with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 for all grades earned in lower division courses at all colleges and universities attended. Also, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and at least 12 units must have been earned at COD.

  2. Major Requirements (minimum of 18 units): Complete one of the degree programs listed in the Degree and Certificate Programs section of the College Catalog. All courses used to fulfill major area requirements or area of emphasis must be completed with a minimum grade of C or a P (pass)

  3. Completion of general education requirements.