Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Students who follow a Liberal Studies major toward an Associate of Arts degree build a foundation in the liberal arts with a program that focuses on skills in computer-based design, creative writing, English, geography, history, languages, legal studies, politics and public relations. You'll learn problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills that prepare you for further study or for entry-level work in any environment including positions in business, social services or government agencies. You'll be able to see which areas of study interest you most and build credits that can help you pursue a bachelor's degree in an area that intersects with your passion.

Program Highlights

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree can serve as an entry to an arts-related bachelor's program or work in a variety of arts and social science fields.
  • 60-credit degree.
  • Administered by Advising and Student Transitions.

Program Distinctions

  • More than 30 accredited programs, including:
    • National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).
    • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
    • Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET
    • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAAASLP)
  • Memberships in several higher education organizations, including:
    • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    • Higher Learning Commission

University Facts & Stats

  • 25-year-old Advance Preparation Program (APP)
  • Lindgren Child Care Center director selected 2014 Director of the Year by National Coalition of Campus Children's Center (NCCCC)

  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered

  • Tobacco-free campus since 2012

  • 1 of 139 schools nationwide earning JedCampus Seal for mental health and suicide prevention

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