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About the Degree

You may benefit from an Associate of Arts degree if:

  • you plan to transfer to another four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.  The Associate of Arts degree will fulfill the university-wide General Education requirements at all four-year campuses in the UW-System and many other four-year institutions.
  • you plan to take a leave of absence from your education.

The Associate of Arts degree can be your first step on the way to a four-year bachelor's degree.

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

You need to complete a minimum of 60 credits and have a UW-W 2.00 cumulative GPA in order to earn an Associate of Arts degree.  Included in the 60 credits is completion of the General Education requirements (Communication & Calculation Skills and University requirements) and the Diversity requirement.  The General Education requirements are the same as those for baccalaureate degrees; however, you do not need to complete GENED 390, World of Ideas. In place of GENED 390, you take a GH (humanities) course to complete the University requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.

Fifteen of the total 60 credits need to be earned at UW-W.  You are required to be enrolled at UW-W during the term you complete your course requirements.  A sample advising report is available online.

Associate of Arts Degree Application and Fee Information

You must apply for an Associate of Arts degree no later than two years after the last term you were enrolled.  This degree cannot be received at the same time or following the completion of a baccalaureate degree.  Associate of Arts degree candidates are allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony and will receive an Associate of Arts diploma.  There is a graudation fee for the Associate of Arts degree.  Students can apply for this degree on the Registrar's Office website.


About the Degree

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree is the foundation for many college majors and for the bachelor's degree.  The AAS degree provides a two-year, general education liberal arts-based academic program with training in the fine arts and humanities, mathematical and natural sciences, and social sciences.

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree can be your first step on the way to a four-year bachelor's degree.

Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree Requirements

A minimum of 60 credits is required.  The College of Integrated Studies general education requirements must be fulfilled and a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 earned and 2.0 overall GPA in credits applied to the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree.

Fifteen of the total 60 credits need to be earned with UW-W. You are required to be enrolled at UW-W during the term you complete your course requirements.  A sample advising report is available online.

Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree Application and Fee Information

You must apply for an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree no later than two years after the last term you were enrolled.  This degree cannot be received at the same time or following the completion of a baccalaureate degree.  Associate of Arts & Sciences degree candidates are allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony and will receive an Associate of Arts & Sciences diploma.  There is a graudation fee for the Associate of Arts degree.  Students can apply for this degree in the Registrar's Office website.


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