OSHKOSH, Wis. – There are almost 100 job fields that require education beyond a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree so the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is launching a 100% online Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree program during the upcoming Fall 2021 semester.

UWO’s online AAS program will feature affordability, flexibility and transferability while helping students construct the foundation of their future.

With an online AAS degree from UWO, graduates will be well-rounded and socially-aware professionals who are effective communicators in the workplace.

“Professionals in a wide variety of industries will benefit from our program’s structure, pricing and flexibility,” UW Oshkosh Assistant Vice Chancellor for Online and Continuing Education (OCE) Mike Bartlett said. “The online AAS degree will provide a broadened access point for many looking to either add to their existing credits while completing a college degree in a shortened period of time or build a base of knowledge that will help them excel in their current career path.”

A total of 60 credits is required to earn the AAS degree with a minimum of 30 credits received through any UWO campus. The AAS program can be completed in as few as two years, but will vary depending on a student’s educational background and scheduling preferences.

“Our online AAS degree is designed to give working adults a foundation for many college majors,” UW Oshkosh OCE Interim Director of Advising and Recruitment Brandon Pannier said. “It is an affordable, flexible and quality option for students looking to fulfill the general education courses required for a bachelor’s degree.”

Coursework will satisfy degree requirements in the following categories: communication, culture, society, mathematics, nature and ethnicity.


The tuition rate of $220 per credit for courses within the online AAS program makes budgeting for the degree more manageable.


Courses are delivered in accelerated, seven-week sessions, where students can study on their own time while continuing full-time careers.


Students with an AAS degree can transfer to UW Oshkosh, or anywhere within the University of Wisconsin System, to complete their bachelor’s degree program.


For more information about the UW Oshkosh Online Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, visit uwosh.edu/online, email oce@uwosh.edu or call (920) 424-0980.

* All data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/article/education-level-and-openings.htm#s3.