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Associate Degree

Get your associate degree with a general curriculum or a specialized one, depending on your educational goals.

The Associate of Arts has both a General Curriculum and Specialized Curricula to meet your needs.

About the Associate of Arts

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner
  • Conduct academic research
  • Think critically

General Curriculum

In the general curriculum, you may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMGC’s offerings. The responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets your intended learning outcomes is yours. You are encouraged to seek assistance from your academic advisor in arranging your curriculum as is appropriate to personal interests and future educational plans.

Specialized Curricula Areas

The Associate of Arts specialized curricula areas are for adult students who wish to pursue a specific career or educational goal, often as a basis for further study toward the bachelor’s degree. Specialized curricula areas are recommended but optional within the AA degree in General Studies. You should take careful note of course prerequisites and recommended course sequences. Curricula may be available only in limited geographic areas.


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