General Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees
The Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) 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 or AS degree as having satisfied their lower-division general education requirements.
In addition to functioning as a transfer degree, other advantages of pursuing an AA or AS 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
Students pursuing an AA or AS 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.)