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Customized Arts and Sciences Associate of Arts Degree

At a Glance

Prepare for a mathematics, history, philosophy or world language degree or for specialized career paths in art, computers, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, humanities and other fields with a customized Associate of Arts and Science degree program.

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Program Length:

Two years, or four 15-credit terms

About the Program

Because the Arts and Sciences program can be designed for transfer students, it provides a framework to prepare for occupations requiring a broad background. Moreover, the degree provides a foundation allowing students to change their career direction later. The program also forms a solid footing in the liberal arts.

How do you create a customized degree?

Using the resources in Carroll’s Advising and Transfer Center, such as ARTSYS, students can plan a course of study that will meet Carroll graduation requirements AND serve as the first two years of your bachelor’s degree upon transfer to a 4-year college/university.

Our dedicated academic advisors can help customize your associate degree to fit the bachelor’s degree you are pursuing. For instance, while there is not a clear-cut Pre-Med degree at Carroll, we can help create an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree providing the courses and experiences that will support transfer to the 4-year Pre-Med institution of your choice. 

What courses will I take?

By working with your Carroll advisor to create a term-by-term plan, you will create a degree with 26 elective credits and 34 General Education credits

You and your advisor will consult ARTSYS and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor’s degree. Most bachelor’s degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer. Upon graduation from Carroll, your diploma will say Associate of Arts; your transcript will say Associate of Arts, Arts & Sciences.

Is the Arts and Sciences Associate Degree Available Online?

Students may choose to complete this program fully online, on campus or in a hybrid format. Speak with an advisor to learn more and determine if online learning is appropriate.

Create Your Customized Degree

Contact the Advising Office to speak with one of our advisors who specializes in your area of interest.

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