Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

associate degree in liberal arts


Online Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

Build your education from the ground up. William Woods University offers an associate degree in liberal arts that exposes you to the university’s rigorous general education curriculum.  Creating a solid academic foundation in this way will allow you to work toward continued education and career excellence.

Completing the 61-credit-hour associate liberal arts program qualifies you for admission into one of the university’s degree-completion programs and meets general education requirements for the university. You can transfer up to 30 credit hours toward the online liberal arts associate degree. Transferring credits must have been earned through an accredited institution and must be comparable to William Woods University course offerings. You must have earned a final grade of C or above to transfer credits.

Our diverse curriculum exposes you to a broad range of courses and competencies that help you focus on your next academic venture. You will gain the following skills through coursework and instruction:

    • Communication
    • Creativity and aesthetic sensibility
    • Critical thinking
    • Cultural diversity
    • Historical perspectives
    • Mathematics
    • Natural science
    • Social science
    • Value

The fully online associate degree program offers you a convenient alternative to the traditional classroom so you can start your degree on your own terms.  The courses towards the liberal arts associate degree can be taken fully online whether you are in St. Louis, Kansas City or anywhere else in Missouri or another state.  And, WWU’s general education courses have been formatted at an accelerated pace to get you on track toward a new career and continued education faster.

Program Description                

The 61-credit-hour program is rooted in the William Woods University general education curriculum and exposes you to a wide variety of courses and subjects. The fully online program is taught by expert faculty members, who engage students and encourage peer-to-peer collaboration for a more in-depth, interactive learning environment.

You must complete 43 general education credit hours from the following categories:

Communication – 9 hours
Creative and Aesthetic Sensibility – 3 hours
Critical Thinking – 3 hours
Cultural Diversity – 3 hours
Historical Perspective – 6 hours
Mathematics – 3 hours
Meaning – 3 hours
Natural Science – 7 hours
Social Science – 3 hours
Value – 3 hours

You must take an additional 18 credit hours, for a total of 61 hours.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that any level of college education, including an associate degree, will position professionals for higher earning potential and greater job security in the workforce than those with just a high school diploma.

The online associate degree in liberal arts offers a starting point for your educational journey that will ultimately lead to academic and career excellence. The liberal arts component allows you to explore a broad range of general education courses and career paths to focus future academic endeavors and career goals. Explore your strengths and interests through a William Woods University online associate degree and discover greater academic and career opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Freshman Applicants – for all undergraduate students

  • Completed application
  • High school transcript (or GED) with a 2.50 GPA and graduated in the top 50% of your class
  • Entrance Exam: ACT of 19 or Higher OR SAT of 900 or Higher
  • The University Admissions Committee may review student qualifications and conditionally/provisionally accept students who do not met the minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT or SAT I composite score of 19 or 890, respectively.

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