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.
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.
In addition, the associate of arts general degree can be earned completely online. With online classes and flexible scheduling including day, and/or evening classes, students can complete an associate of arts general degree in as little as two years.
Candidates seeking an associate of arts degree can select from these options:
- Associate of Arts: General
- Associate of Arts: Communication
- Associate of Arts: English Composition
- Associate of Arts: English Literature
- Associate of Arts: Psychology
- Associate of Arts: Applied Sociology
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 330-494-6170, ext. 4228. 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.