Associate in Arts AA

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Associate in Arts AA

Program Code: A10100

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree program is an excellent choice if you’re interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in one of the liberal arts. Areas of study under the AA degree span a wide range of academic interests, which typically includes specific studies in social sciences, humanities, communication, education, the arts, and criminal justice.

Make sure you meet regularly with an advisor to determine the best course of study for your program of interest.

This program is also available to high school students through our Career & College Promise program.

Skills You’ll Learn

Upon completion of an AA degree, you should be able to:

  • Transfer to a four-year university as a junior to any of North Carolina’s 16 public universities
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect, interpret, and formulate conclusions from data using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Write and speak with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness
  • Appreciate, analyze, and interpret the role and value of the fine arts in society and culture
  • Demonstrate how historical, philosophical, cultural, global, and socioeconomic factors affect human interactions and behaviors

Career Opportunities

The AA degree program serves as the foundation if you plan to complete your bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. You may then pursue careers in a number of areas, including:

  • Arts
  • Business administration
  • Education and communication
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

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Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

We have special partnerships with upper-level colleges and universities for transfer. These transfer institutions include:

  • Four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina System
  • Private North Carolina four-year institutions

To ensure a smooth transfer, you should consult with both an academic advisor and the potential transfer institutions for academic course selection and guidance as soon as possible. View the list of UNC System universities that are part of the transfer partnership and see requirements.

Contact Information

Liberal Arts and University Transfer
Bate Hall
New Bern Campus

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