The Associate of Arts (AA) degree combines general education and elective courses, offering a solid foundation for career opportunities and advancement. The AA coursework is offered in weekend, evening, and online formats. This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in choosing courses that meet the unique scheduling needs of working adults. It also provides students the general education requirements necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The AA requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 45 credit hours of general education and 15 semester hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits can be used toward the AA degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 30 credit hours. Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the AA degree program.
Depending upon how many hours are taken each semester, it is possible for a student with no previous college courses to complete an AA in as little as 18 months. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
General Education requirements for all adult, degree seeking students, both Associates and Bachelor’s levels, match the required courses listed below for the Associate of Arts degree.