The Associate in Arts (A.A.) is a two-year degree with an emphasis on courses such as English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology. The A.A. degree provides students with a general liberal arts education that prepares them to transfer to a university to earn a Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science, depending upon the university) degree.
An A.A. degree will provide you the opportunity to explore various disciplines and career fields. If you’re not quite sure which major or career you want to pursue, an associate degree will allow you to explore your options and make up your mind without incurring the cost of a full bachelor’s program.
Dr. Carol Scherczinger