Associate of Arts & Science Degree
UW-Washington County can provide the best start on an Associate degree, a Bachelor's degree and unlimited career opportunities. With our small classes and experienced faculty, you will acquire an excellent foundation. With an Associate degree, you can transfer to a UW baccalaureate campus or to a private college to earn a Bachelor's degree in a specific field of interest.
Associate Degree Benefits:
- Foundation for over 200 majors in the UW System.
- Fulfills minimum university-wide general education requirements at UW institutions, with the exception of UW-Stout.
- Allows you to satisfy your general education requirements, allowing you to concentrate on your major in your junior and senior years.
- Saves you time and tuition costs, if you know your future plans.
- Helps you develop the skills needed to succeed in your university education and in life.
The degree may not fulfill certain proficiency, major, and/or program specific requirements. Your academic advisor in Student Services can explain how to include program pre-requisites (such as courses required for entrance into degree programs in education, business, social work, etc.) into the Associate degree so that you make progress toward your specific major and degree requirements.
Associate Degree Applications
When you near completion of your degree, you must complete an application form to receive your AAS degree. Degrees are conferred at the Commencement ceremony, held in May. Applications are due April 1 (spring semester) or November 1 (fall semester). Submit the following items by deadline:
- Completed Associate Degree Application Form (or pick up a form from Student Services)
- Completed Degree Requirement Worksheet
- Unofficial transcript (available through PRISM)
- Check for $30.00
The WASHINGTON EXPRESS DEGREE PROGRAM for busy working adults is also available for completing your Associate of Arts & Science degree. Classes meet two evenings a week in Hartford as well as Grafton (choose the location most convenient to you). Each course is completed in seven weeks. To learn more, click here or contact Chris Roland in Student Services.
Associate Degree Online
Degree Requirements: PDF File with complete info
- A minimum of 60 credits is required.
- The UW Colleges General Education Requirements must be fulfilled.
- At least 24 credits of the 60 credits must be completed within the UW Colleges, or at least 12 of the last 24 credits, must be earned within the UW Colleges.
- A student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 earned at the UW Colleges and 2.0 overall GPA in credits applied to the Associate of Arts and Science Degree.
- Students must be enrolled at a UW College during the semester in which the degree requirements are completed or have earned 60 degree credits prior to transferring from a UW College to a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
General Education Requirements:
(Grade of "C" or better in or exemption*
from the following):
- English 102
- Math 108 or
- Math 110
*Contact the Student Services Office for information about exemption.
- Fine Arts & Humanities:
Minimum of 9 credits . At least 1 course must be in Fine Arts and 1 course in Humanities.
- Mathematical & Natural Sciences:
Minimum of 11 credits. A minimum of 8 of these credits must be in at least two disciplines of the Natural Sciences and must include one laboratory science course.
- Social Science:
Minimum of 9 credits. These courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.
- Application & Performance:
Minimum of 3 credits
- Ethnic Studies:
Minimum of 3 credits . Ethnic Studies courses may also be counted toward another breadth category.
- Interdisciplinary Studies:
Minimum of 3 credits. Interdisciplinary Studies courses may also be counted toward another breadth category.
A student who has met the core requirements and the other breadth category minimums may complete the 60 credit minimum requirement with courses in this category.
- Biological Sciences*
- Communication & Theatre Arts
- Computer Science
- Foreign Languages
- Political Science
- Women's Studies
*The Biological Sciences discipline includes Anatomy, Bacteriology, Biology, Botany, Forestry, Natural Resources, Physiology, Wildlife and Zoology.
**The science discipline of Geography includes physical geography (GEO 123 and 124 for example) and meteorology (MLG 100).