Associate of Arts | Kent State Geauga | Kent State University

Associate of Arts

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Associate of Arts degree is a generalist program that serves many purposes.

  • The degree serves students who want a broad education by sampling a variety of different subject areas, and those who are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program or advance in their careers by holding a degree. 
  • Due to the general nature of the program, students may specialize in a field of study that will meet their specific educational needs.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You seek a general education in a variety of different subject areas.

  • You need a higher education degree to advance in your current job.

  • You are unsure what you’d like to focus on but are considering a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in the future.

THIS PROGRAM WILL TEACH YOU

  • Acquire critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Apply principles of effective written and oral communication
  • Broaden their imagination and develop their creativity
  • Cultivate their natural curiosity and begin a lifelong pursuit of knowledge
  • Develop competencies and values vital to responsible uses of information and technology
  • Engage in independent thinking, develop their own voice and vision and become informed, responsible citizens
  • Improve their understanding of issues and behaviors concerning inclusion, community, and tolerance
  • Increase their awareness of ethical implications