Associate of Arts & Sciences



$2250 All You Can Learn
$1125 Single Course Option

Do you need an associate degree or do you want a bachelor’s degree, but need to complete your general education requirements first? Here’s your chance to earn the credits you need at your own pace, on your schedule, building on knowledge you already have.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree offered through the UW Flexible Option is the foundation for more than 200 college majors. All Universities of Wisconsin four-year institutions, including UW-Madison, consider this AAS degree to satisfy the university-wide general education breadth requirements. An associate degree also signals to employers that you have the advanced skills in communication and critical thinking necessary to succeed in today’s workplaces.

For students with transferable college credit who would like to earn their bachelor’s degrees (whether through a UW Flexible Option program or any other University of Wisconsin program), the courses offered by this flexible Associate of Arts and Sciences degree can be used to fulfill the general education requirements of the degree.

Program Description

To earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, students must complete a total of 60 credits. If you have already completed equivalent courses, those credits may be eligible for transfer.

The UW Flexible Option allows you to:

  • Build on the expertise you have developed on the job and in your previous experience or academic work.
  • Fit school into your life. Start any month. Without semester schedules, group work, class discussions, or scheduled log-on requirements, you can earn your degree when it works for you.
  • Control your pace. Complete assignments when you’re able and then move on to the next. Take time off when you need it.
  • Earn an affordable degree. The Flex Tuition Guarantee locks in your tuition rate while you are actively enrolled in the program.


Career Opportunities

Earn an associate degree to show employers you have the communication and critical skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Or you this degree to advance to a bachelor’s degree program.


Candidates for the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree must have a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Students with transferable college credit should have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. Students below a 2.00 will be evaluated as part of our holistic admissions review.

NOTE: Prior college transcripts from which you may transfer credit must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).

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