Associate of Arts

An Associate of Arts (AA) Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree program that focuses on liberal arts courses and represents completion of the state-mandated core curriculum. The Associate of Arts is designed to allow for the transfer and application of credits earned at Ranger College to the bachelor’s degree requirements at most four-year universities.

Download the Associate of Arts degree plan (PDF).

What classes are in an AA Degree program?
An Associate of Arts provides students with a foundational education in liberal arts. Ranger College offers coursework in humanities, social sciences, history, math, and many others.

To complete the requirements of Associate of Arts degree, a student needs to complete 60 hours of coursework. An AA program includes 15 hours of elective coursework and 45 hours of core curriculum.

Will AA credits from Ranger College transfer to a university?
Ranger College is a nationally accredited college, so the Associate of Arts degree meets the requirements for transfer to most four-year universities.

Benefits of an AA Degree from Ranger College
1. The credits earned via an AA degree at Ranger College are much less expensive than comparable credits earned at a four-year college or university.
2. Ranger College helps to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. Our student-to-professor ratio is 17:1, which helps to develop meaningful relationships between professors and students.
3. An AA degree helps students to learn more about themselves, their interests, and their talents while exploring various career paths. We understand that it is difficult to decide on a college major, and we focus on providing tools to help students choose their future careers.

Job Opportunities
An Associates of Arts is focused on developing skills and knowledge that are directly applicable in any workplace such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Ranger College graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in government, social services, and business.

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