You can earn the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree entirely online, except for Speech 101. In order for Speech 101 to transfer to a four-year college in Illinois, students are required to deliver at least three speeches in a live performance before their instructor and class (Illinois Articulation Initiative). General education requirements for the AA and AS degree are the same. Course work is usually chosen based on what four-year college or university you plan to transfer to and which major you want to pursue. For example, if you are interested in science-oriented curricula or pre-professional programs, the AS degree may be appropriate for you. Selection of the AA or AS degree should be made in consultation with a BHC advisor.