Associate of Arts & Sciences


$350 Per Credit

The Arts and Sciences program offers a strong foundation towards earning a bachelor’s degree in any field of study you choose, through a combination of general education courses and electives, including courses on college writing, oral communication for professionals, mathematics, fine arts, and science.

Earning an associate degree will also help you break into the professional world. In this program, you will gain skills and knowledge employers seek in new hires, including communications, critical thinking, analysis, collaboration, and teamwork skills. Obtaining a degree can also enhance your future earning potential.

Program Description

You can customize your education to fit your schedule and your academic and professional goals. Successful completion of this degree meets the general education requirements for most colleges and universities ; therefore, you will be prepared to continue your education at a four-year institution, within the University of Wisconsin system or elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

Potential career opportunities can include:

  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Web developer
  • Air traffic controller
  • Geological and hydrologic technician
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Customer service representative
  • Substitute teacher


Access every aspect of your UW-Platteville education from the comfort of your home or any other location convenient for you. Our online programs allow you to earn your degree or simply take a few classes to achieve your personal and academic goals at your own pace to fit your busy lifestyle.

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates.

Entry Term Recommended Deadline

Fall August 15
Spring January 15
Summer May 15

Associate Degree First-Time Freshman

Have a minimum of 17 college preparatory credits distributed as follows:

Subject Units

  • English 4
  • Mathematics (must include at least one credit of algebra and the equivalent of one credit of geometry) 3
  • Social Science 3
  • Natural Science (no labs required) 3
  • Electives (foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or other academic areas) 4

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