Earn your associate degree by studying arts and culture.
The Arts and Culture associates degree exposes students to a broad overview of history, literature, the arts, and culture. The degree program includes courses in the liberal arts subjects and prepares critical thinkers for cultural conversations and employment in various fields. Students also receive a strong foundation and technical skills for further education in a bachelor's program.
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Full-time | 12 months
Part-time | 24 months
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(60 total credits needed for an Associate)
Career Options and Bachelor’s Degree Programs for AS AA Degree Graduates
Associate degrees holders may choose from a wide range of fields after their AS program. You will carefully assess which courses to take and the future education you will need depending on your career path.
Start the associate of arts program with no college credit or finish off your associates degree or bachelor's degree here. Start by trying one course!
Complete each 8-week course 100% online.
Begin at any of the six-start times offered every two months throughout the year.
The Arts and Culture, A.S. satisfies all liberal arts requirements needed to complete a many of the bachelor’s degree programs at Roberts.
Most books, videos, homework assignments, and other resources are available online.
Earn credit for life and work experiences through prior learning assessments like, Life Learning Papers (LLPs), DSST/CLEP exams, military transcripts, and other approved training, and more.
Faculty to student ratios are low for the Associate of Arts degree program. Students receive personalized attention and support throughout the program.
What to Expect Upon Enrollment in the A.S. in Arts & Culture Degree Program
Entry to the A.S. degree program is straightforward with a high school diploma. The A.S. degree program will grant an associates degree on an undergraduate basis, and will create a course schedule to fulfill the 33 credits needed to complete the program. To finish an associates degree and continue to a bachelor’s degree program, you will need 60 total credits.
The curriculum consists of the following core courses, plus electives.
You can expect to take courses in English Composition and the Fundamentals of Oral Communication to complete the AS degree program.
You’ll need to take a course in College Math. While this seems to have little to do with a liberal arts degree, it is helpful for improving critical thinking skills, which are needed for a variety of vocations such as business administration, nursing, social work, and teacher education
The core courses include:
- Philosophical Ethics
- Oral Communication
- Principles of Political Science
- Introduction to Literature
- The Art of Film
- Reforming Art
- Media, Religion, and Faith
- Music History and Literature
- Western History in Context
- Art elective
- Music elective
- Additional credits as needed to reach the degree requirement of 60 credits for graduation. Electives may also include courses needed to satisfy prerequisites in a bachelor’s degree program.
Financial Aid for Associate Degree Programs
There are several financial aid programs for the AS degree program. These include:
- Federal low-interest student loans
- PELL grants for low-income students
- The Robert's Alumni Discount of 10% for students who previously graduated from Roberts
Associate of Arts or an AA degree is a degree that exposes students to a history of literature, the arts, and culture. To earn this degree, the student will have to complete a total of 60 credit hours. This degree offers a foundation of education and career skills in various subjects, providing many opportunities.
Yes, obtaining an Associates in Arts degree is worth it because it gives students a foundation for a diverse range of careers or helps them develop the skills they need to excel in a career they’re already in. Working professionals can complete an Associates in Arts in 12-24 months, 100% online. Another incentive for completing an Associates in Arts is the financial aid programs available.
An AS degree is an Associate of Science degree that typically focuses on math and science-related subjects, while an AAS is an Associate of Applied Science degree, which is for a particular applied science or technical skill. Then there is also AA, an Associate of Art intended to focus on liberal arts. Through these degrees, there are many opportunities to begin a career or build more skills into your existing career.