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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

The associate of arts degree offers an excellent foundation for degrees in communication, education, business, social and behavioral sciences, and the arts. Students gain knowledge and skills applicable to almost any work environment, such as problem solving, critical thinking and communication. Most students continue their studies in bachelor’s degree programs in a specific area and pursue careers in a related field. Those who choose to enter the workforce with an associate degree are prepared for entry-level positions.

The AA may be earned directly through Stark State College or through a partnership with Kent State University at Stark that awards the degree jointly.

A minimum of 60 credits is required for the associate of arts degree. All students must earn the minimum credit subtotal in English composition, social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences and mathematics.

Candidates seeking an associate of arts degree directly through Stark State can select from these options:

Candidates for the associate of arts degree earned jointly through Stark State and Kent State Stark can select from five options or tracks:

For additional information on the joint A.A. degree with Kent State University, contact: Danette Lund at 330-494-6170, Ext. 4501 or dlund@starkstate.edu.

University Transfer

Our many transfer agreements with universities and colleges help you move smoothly – and affordably – from an associate degree to a baccalaureate program. For questions about Stark State’s degree transfer agreements, contact the admissions office at 330-966-5450. We also encourage you to get in touch with the college or university where you’d like to transfer to talk about specific bachelor’s degree requirements.