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Associate of Arts

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes

Accredited

What can I do with this degree?

This online degree prepares you for employment and career advancement — or a seamless transition into UA’s bachelor’s degree programs in education, social sciences and the arts.

Moreover, the Associate of Arts cultivates habits of lifelong learning and teaches you to think critically and creatively about ideas, events and people — providing a foundation for personal and professional success. The program can be tailored to fit your career goals and interests, preparing you for entry-level positions in many businesses and industries.

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Scholarships

  • Targeted Excellence Scholarship — Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to students in targeted groups, including but not limited to students affiliated with an area community agency, foster care students who have timed out of the system, first-generation students and other adults.
  • Charlie Salem Scholarship — Established in honor of the late Charlie Salem, one of UA’s most beloved faculty members, this scholarship provides annual support to one distinguished student designated the Charles T. Salem Scholar.
  • See additional scholarship opportunities.

Classes that fit your busy life

If you are looking for a degree that fits in your schedule, then the Associate of Arts is for you. Many courses are offered in eight-week sessions and available fall, spring and summer semesters.

The degree can be completed in as few as two years when attending full time.

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