Associate Arts & Sciences


$256 Per Credit

The Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree program is a great place for students to begin their college careers. It provides a strong foundation for many bachelor programs.

This degree shows employers that you possess essential employability qualities, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills.

Program Description

The AAS program allows you to explore courses related to your intended major while completing the general education classes required for most bachelor’s degrees. Many universities consider students with an AAS degree to have satisfied their general education requirements.

Courses cover five categories:

  • Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Applied Scholarship

Students pursuing the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (AAS) may elect to receive a degree with emphasis: a concentration of coursework in a given discipline or subject area. See 

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree is the foundation for many college majors. The degree signals to employers that the degree holder possesses the most sought-after skills on the job market:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Self-regulated Learning

These skills are paramount for success in today’s workplace. The degree gives the recipients the foundation for acquiring new knowledge, which is vital to pursuing a bachelor’s degree and to adapting to change in the work environment.


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