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Associate of Arts or Science Requirements

Associate of Arts or Science


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

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


The following will meet the minimum requirements for each degree:


6 credits

Mathematics, Logic and Foreign Language

6 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits

Social Sciences

9 credits

Basic Sciences

6 credits


24 credits

University Orientation (US 10001)

1 credit


61 credits


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. Please work with an advisor on selecting these courses. 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.