Online AA Degree

now offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree that is 100% online!

  • No on-campus requirements.
  • Dedicated online advisor.
  • Eight-week classes.
  • Special orientation services.
  • Student services/resources all online.

Easy to Transfer

The Associate in Arts degree (AA) is great for students who want to fulfill the general education courses to transfer to a specific four-year college or university, or for students who may still be deciding which major to pursue.

The first two years of a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university are devoted primarily to a general education core curriculum. Transfer students can complete these types of courses at and then arrive at the transfer school well prepared for their major.

Online AA application:

Students interested in enrolling in the Online AA program will follow the same application process as traditional students, with one small difference.

On your application you will be asked: "Do you want to complete your Associate in Arts degree completely online, enrolling in only online coursework?"

Simply choose YES!
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Online AA requirements: 

The requirements for the Online AA degree are the same as those for the traditional AA degree.

The Associate in Arts degree (AA) provides a framework for equipping students who want to transfer and who wish to earn an associate degree from . The AA is suitable for students who are selecting courses appropriate for their major at a specific four-year college or university or who are deciding which major to pursue.

The AA degree is widely accepted by transfer schools. Academic advisors work closely with students and four-year colleges and universities to choose suitable courses. Students may begin their transfer planning by reviewing Transfer Guides & Agreements. Students interested in other colleges or universities should contact the transfer institution or a advisor.

Students completing the Associates in Arts degree will be able to:

  • Apply scientific thinking skills through the study of physical and life sciences
  • Apply quantitative skills through the study of mathematics
  • Apply communication skills through the study of speech and writing
  • Evaluate human experiences through the study of the humanities and fine arts
  • Develop an appreciation of human continuity, diversity and change through the study of social and behavioral sciences

AA degree framework - current academic year

Communication 3 courses
Humanities & Fine Arts 3 courses
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 courses
Mathematics 1 course
Physical & Life Sciences 2 courses including lab
Elective Courses Approximately 8 courses: up to 23 credits
Non-Western Studies Course 1 course (may be satisfied by choosing a designated non-western Humanities, Fine Arts or Social & Behavioral Sciences course)
Total Credits: 60
100- or 200- level courses count
Approximately 20 courses
additional prerequisite courses may be required

AA degree planning worksheets (by catalog year)

Before 2020, please refer to the respective catalog.

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