Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

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The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees may be used for several purposes:

  • To serve as freshman- and sophomore-year programs for students who are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program
  • To serve as degrees unto themselves for students who want to obtain a general education by sampling a variety of different subject areas
  • To advance students' careers or provide job retraining
  • To provide opportunities for intellectual growth and personal satisfaction

Because of the general nature of the programs, you may achieve emphasis in areas that will meet specific educational needs by taking a concentration of six courses in a particular field of study.   However, you should consult with your advisor in the selection of courses prior to the beginning of each semester.

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees include both required courses and electives. The required courses are to be selected from the University's Liberal Education Requirements list.   Electives should be chosen in the students' area of interest. Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree should select electives to meet the requirements of the degree they are pursuing.