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University Studies A.A.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 60

An Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts: university studies is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year program and develop a marketable skill within an abbreviated period of time. Upon completion of the two-year degree, students will have completed the essential studies requirement of a four-year degree and the Associate of Arts degree requirements. All classes will transfer to a baccalaureate program at Mayville State University.

This flexible A.A. degree is available to students who wish to structure their own program of study while selecting classes that are valuable for their personal goals. This A.A. degree could be the right fit for you if you are not sure which program of study you prefer.

The A.A program allows you to draw from a number of different coursework options including business, early childhood, education, English, psychology, library media and information science, and health, physical education and recreation.

Coursework you previously earned from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted and applied to the A.A. requirements, general education, and electives as appropriate, regardless of the academic program in which you were previously enrolled.


Humanities and Social Science 15 SH

Humanities Electives


Social Science Electives


Essential Studies

COMM 110Fundamentals Of Public Speaking


CIS 175Information Literacy


ENGL 110College Composition I


ENGL 120College Composition II


Mathematics and Science 11 SH

MATH 103College Algebra


Science Electives


Must include 1 lab science

Total Credit Hours: 36

Selected Courses

Essential Studies Electives**




*Must be 100 level or higher. Consult academic advisor for appropriate course selection.
**Consult academic advisor in selecting electives that are most appropriate for the intended A.A. degree for transfer to a bachelor’s program

Total Credit Hours: 24

2.00 minimum institutional grade point average
15 minimum credits completed in residence
Maximum of 15 credits for prior learning