Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

Get a head start on your four-year degree by meeting your Liberal Arts requirements with our Associate in Arts program.

Degree Stats

Associate in Applied Science (60 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250

Career Choices

An Associate in Arts is a stepping stone that can prepare you for getting a four-year degree in a wide range of fields that includes:

  • Languages

  • History

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Journalism

  • Cultural Studies

  • Political Science

CLASSES YOU’LL TAKE

This online associate degree program is designed to help our students meet their Liberal Arts requirements through a broad survey of different fields, including English, Sociology, Psychology, Computer Technology, Communications, History, and various electives.

  • Full-Time Schedule

    SEMESTER 1 (16 CREDITS)

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication

    MHL153 (3): Rock Music and Culture

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

     

    SEMESTER 2 (15 CREDITS)

    PSY101 (3): Introduction to Psychology

    IFS201 (3): Information in a Post-Truth World

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition

     

    SEMESTER 3 (15 CREDITS)

    MAT142 (3): College Mathematics

    SOC241 (3): Race and Ethnic Relations

    Electives from Field of Interest (9)

     

    SEMESTER 4 (14 CREDITS)

    BIO100 (4): Biology Concepts

    Electives from Field of Interest (10)

     

  • Part-Time Schedule

    SEMESTER 1 (9 CREDITS)

    ENG101 (3): First-Year Composition

    COM110 (3): Interpersonal Communication

    MHL153 (3): Rock Music and Culture

     

    SEMESTER 2 (7 CREDITS)

    GPH113 (4): Introduction to Physical Geography

    HIS103 (3): United States History to 1865

     

    SEMESTER 3 (9 CREDITS)

    PSY101 (3): Introduction to Psychology

    IFS201 (3): Information in a Post-Truth World

    CIS105 (3): Survey of Computer Information Systems

     

    SEMESTER 4 (6 CREDITS)

    CRE101 (3): College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking

    ENG102 (3): First-Year Composition

     

    SEMESTER 5 (6 CREDITS)

    MAT142 (3): College Mathematics

    SOC241 (3): Race and Ethnic Relations

     

    SEMESTER 6 (9 CREDITS)

    Electives from Field of Interest (9)

     

    SEMESTER 7 (7 CREDITS)

    BIO100 (4): Biology Concepts

    Electives from Field of Interest (3)

     

    SEMESTER 8 (7 CREDITS)

    Electives from Field of Interest (7)

     

  • Flexible Block Calendar Scheduling

    Rio offers flexible start dates and class times, so you can create a schedule that works for you. Plan out your degree and certificate classes by checking out our Block Calendar System.

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