Arts, AA

Associate of Arts (202000AA)

Contact Information

Dr. Katie Cerrone
Program Coordinator
Leigh Hall 412

Program Information

The Associate of Art degree cultivates in students the habit of life-long learning through a diverse curriculum and teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement or more focused study at the baccalaureate level.

Career Information

There are many careers a student can pursue with an Associate of Arts degree. For additional information please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at or visit the UA Career Center.

Bachelor Degree Program

Students earning an Associate of Arts can "step up" to many degrees offered at The University of Akron. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss all the options.

The following information has official approval of The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent. 



General Education34
Additional General Education2-3
Total Hours60

General Education

Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic3
Natural Sciences7
Social Sciences6
Total Hours34

Additional General Education

Complete one course:2-3
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Complex Issues Facing Society
Total Hours2-3


Complete 23-24 hours23-24
Total Hours23-24

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
English Composition I
or English Composition I + Workshop
Introduction to Public Speaking
or Effective Oral Communication
Mathematics, Statistics or Logic Requirement 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Electives 1 3
Spring Semester
English Composition II
or Technical Report Writing
Social Science Requirement 3
Electives 1 9
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Natural Science Requirement without Lab 3 3
Humanities Requirement 3
Additional General Education Course 2 2
Electives 1 7
Spring Semester
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 3 4
Arts or Humanities Requirement 3
Arts Requirement 3
Electives 1 5
 Total Hours60-61

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.