AA Requirements

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree at Missoula College UM


The Associate of Arts (AA) degree at UM is designed to be a general education transfer degree. It is considered to be the equivalent of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. In addition, most, if not all, Montana University System institutions recognize an AA degree as having satisfied their lower-division general education requirements.

In addition to functioning as a transfer degree, other advantages of pursuing an AA degree at Missoula College include: 

  • Making yourself more competitive in the job market
  • Demonstrating to potential employers you have college-level reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills
  • Taking up to six credits on the Mountain Campus each semester, thereby getting a jumpstart on courses required for a baccalaureate degree
  • Affordability

Students pursuing an AA degree will work closely with their advisor in the Academic Advising Center to design a curriculum tailored to their specific academic and professional goals.

(Thank you to the wonderful students of KPCN for collaborating with the AAC to create the fantastic video above.)