Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides a solid foundation in mathematics and written and oral communication, the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts.  The AA degree prepares students for career advancement and baccalaureate programs and to better understand their world.

Students graduating with an AA degree from UAA will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences (individual, group, or public) using a variety of verbal and nonverbal communication strategies;
  • Respond effectively to writing assignments using appropriate genres and standard written English;
  • Use library and electronic research responsibly and appropriately;
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate the aesthetic, historical, and philosophical aspects of material culture, including artistic expressions, language, and texts;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to identify premises and conclusions of arguments, evaluate their soundness, and recognize common fallacies;
  • Use appropriate mathematical language and symbols to develop and communicate solutions and demonstrate quantitative and analytical skills and knowledge;
  • Articulate the fundamentals, developments, and impacts of one or more scientific disciplines and develop and analyze evidence-based conclusions about the natural and social world.