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Online Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

A Liberal Arts Education Means Inspiration and Opportunity

As a student in our Associate of Arts program, you will explore many facets of the world around you. This program will provide you with the tools to think more creatively, reason more critically, make better business decisions, and communicate more effectively to achieve your goals. The broad curriculum will inspire, challenge, and expand your knowledge through engaging classwork.

Designed with flexibility in mind, the William Woods associate degree is the right solution for those balancing education and life and looking to achieve more. In addition, our tuition promise guarantees be no tuition increase when you stay continuously enrolled.

  • Convenient 8-week courses help balance education with work/life obligations
  • Supportive faculty and success coaches available through the Woods Global online community
  • Online programs are backed by 150+ years of excellence in higher education
  • Educational resources for these courses are free to students (no textbook costs)

Tailor Your Degree to Your Unique Interests. Concentrations are Available In:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • English
  • General Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Justice
  • Leadership
  • Political/Legal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

To earn your associate degree, you will need to complete 39 core credit-hours, 12 concentration credithours, and 10 elective credit-hours.

What You’ll Learn … and How it Will Help You:

Communication: Gain the tools to tell your story more effectively.

Mathematics: Improve your analytical abilities through problem solving.

Critical Thinking: Use the principles of logic to develop your reasoning skills.

Meaning: Learn to analyze information, identify central themes, and interpret the underlying meaning.

Historical Perspective: Explore how the present is shaped by the past and how the past shapes our understanding of the present.

Fine Arts: Examine the products of human creativity through painting, sculpture, theatre, and music.

Natural Science: Delve into the natural world by applying the methods of science.

Social Sciences: Study the behavior of people to better understand both group and individual behavior.

Diversity: Analyze the traditions and values of a variety of cultures.

Build Your Degree

To earn your associate degree, you will need to complete 43 core liberal arts credits.

In addition to your core credits, you will select 18 more hours of electives.

This allows you to tailor your associate degree to your unique interests.

For those with existing college credit, your transfer advisor will work closely with you to help you transfer as many credits as possible.

Most, if not all, of your credits earned can later be applied to a bachelor’s degree if you decide to pursue one after completing your associate degree.

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