Associate of Art

Associate of Arts

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Program Duration

2 years

Program Type

Associate of Arts

Program Cost

$84 per credit hour
*Based on in-county tuition rates

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Why Choose This Program

This degree provides a great foundation to transfer to a four-year institution.


About The Program

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree provides the foundational first 60 credits of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Students can save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees getting an Associate of Arts degree first and then transferring to a four-year institution. The degree includes the 35-hour state minimum general education core that requires courses in English/writing, the humanities and fine arts, history and the social sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences. The Associate of Arts degree meets the requirements of the 60-hour state minimum core curriculum required under Act 747 of 2011, however A.A. graduates may be required to complete additional lower-division courses after transfer to meet specific bachelor’s degree program requirements.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Degree and Certificate Options

2-year Associate of Arts Academic Plan

Transfer or Stackable Options

This degree is for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution. Students planning to transfer should follow the curriculum advised by the senior institution to which they will transfer.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills across disciplines
  • Apply life skills in areas such as teamwork, interpersonal relationships, ethics, and study habits
  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats
  • Use technology appropriate for learning
  • Discuss issues of a diverse global society
  • Demonstrate math and/or statistical skills