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Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts

All Ohio University campuses offer two options for the Associate in Arts (AA) degree program, through Ohio University’s University College. Students may select either an emphasis in arts and humanities or social sciences. The Associate in Arts degree helps students who may be undecided about a major by giving purpose to their general education coursework. A wide variety of options allow students to explore possible majors while simultaneously earning a degree.

Arts and Humanities
Over 20 different departments are represented in the arts and humanities emphasis, offering courses in English, humanities, history, art, theater, film, music, art history, and philosophy.

Social Sciences
Over 20 different departments are represented in the social sciences emphasis, offering courses in history, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology and geography.

16:1
student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Lancaster
98%
OHIO Lancaster first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Associate in Arts Courses

The Associate in Arts requires a minimum of 60 hours.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES EMPHASIS FULL PROGRAM DETAILS

SOCIAL SCIENCES EMPHASIS FULL PROGRAM DETAILS

Sample Curriculum

  • Written Communication (3 hours)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours)
  • Humanities: Arts (3 hours)
  • Humanities: Texts and Contexts (3 hours)
  • Social or Behavioral Science or Connected World (6 hours)
  • Natural Science or Natural World (6 hours)

 

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    Potential Careers


    The Associate in Arts degree prepares you for work by allowing you to develop the skills in communication, critical thinking, and information gathering/analysis that employers seek. The Associate in Arts degree enables you to pursue an array of job opportunities and can also provide the foundation for a future bachelor’s degree.

     
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    Tuition and Fees


    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters). 

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.

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    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents


    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree or have earned this degree at another institution are ineligible to apply to this program.

Transfer Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree or have earned this degree at another institution are ineligible to apply to this program.

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Julie Cohara, Director of Degree Programs
University College Advising and Student Services
740.593.1935
cohara@ohio.edu

Jamie Cox
740.681.3323
coxjj@ohio.edu

 

 

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* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.