Associate of Arts and Sciences

The online Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree is a two-year, general education-based academic program with topics covering fine arts and humanities, mathematical and natural sciences and social sciences.

An AAS degree can serve as the foundation for many college majors and is generally accepted by other UW System institutions to fulfill the general education courses required for a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Credits

 

You can transfer in eligible credits from previous institutions or military credits. Individual experiences can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for acceptance.

You can see how your credits will transfer to UW Oshkosh by using Transferology, a nationwide network that helps students explore transfer options.

Students can create a free account by clicking the Transferology icon below. Enter the coursework you’ve completed then use the search to see how it transfers.

Start here and transfer anywhere in the UW System to finish your bachelor’s degree.

UW Oshkosh to Begin Online Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree This Fall

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...

Affordable

 

Our tuition rate – $220 per credit for Associate of Arts and Sciences courses – makes budgeting for your degree easy! Courses taken outside of your degree requirements may have additional fees.

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

We also welcome employer reimbursement and encourage you to investigate if tuition deferment options are available.

Earn your Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in About Two Years

 

The Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree can be completed in as little as two years. Depending on your educational background and preferred schedule, it may take more time.

Check out the Fall 2021 Online Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Courses!

100 Percent Online and Accelerated

Most courses are delivered in accelerated, seven-week sessions, which offer additional flexibility for students with full-time careers.

Courses are delivered through the digital learning environment, Canvas. You will interact with your professors and classmates through online discussion and class lectures. There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Veteran Friendly

Visit the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center for more information about military benefits.

The VRC is a comprehensive support office with a mission of providing essential veterans educational benefits information, certifying veteran programming as well as campus and community resources coordination. The goal of the VRC is to empower veterans, service members and military spouses and dependents with the tools necessary for achieving their academic goals.

The General Education Mobile enables students to complete up to 15 credits at UW Oshkosh that transfer toward the general education requirements of their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an airman’s associate’s degree. Airmen must develop a CCAF education goal in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) and request tuition assistance.

Degree Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of 60 credits to receive the AAS degree with at least 30 of those credits earned through any UWO campus.

Check out the Fall 2021 Online Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Courses!

Course listings below are subject to change and may not represent the full range of available courses. Guests can search for available classes in TitanWeb.

 

Degree RequirementDescriptionCredits
Effective CommunicationStudents must take an English Composition course and a Speech/Oral Communication course.6
Explore Culture (XC)A student must earn at least nine credits of XC that include the following:

• at least three credits in Art, Music or Theatre and
• at least three credits in a discipline other than Art, Music or Theatre.

Note: RTF 150 and ENG 204 will also fulfill the Art/Music/Theatre requirement.
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Explore Society (XS)Courses that explore the past, political communities, local and global social relations, diversity and/or rights and responsibilities in courses in the social sciences. Students must take courses from at least two different disciplines.9
Explore Mathematics (XM)Students must take at least three credits of mathematics (XM).3
Explore Nature (XN, XL)Courses that explore the physical and natural world, mathematics, life forms, scientific explanation and/or the environment in courses in mathematics and lab sciences. Students must take at least one Lab Science (XL) course.7
Ethnic Studies (ES)Courses that have a substantial emphasis on cultural diversity issues and ethnic minorities within the United States.3
High Impact Practices (HIP)Courses that include practices that encourage students to engage in and reflect upon individual, social, and/or environmental responsibility and thus lay foundations and develop skills for lifelong learning. High Impact Practices, such as undergraduate research, service learning, collaborative learning, and other nationally recognized practices, play a significant role in courses with this attribute.6
Depth SequenceA student must take at least one depth sequence consists of at least six credits that are earned in two non-remedial courses in the same academic department.6
Additional CreditsAdditional credits and electives to reach the required 60 credits for an Associate of Arts & Sciences. The number of additional credits can depend on whether the student has previously earned college-level credits or transfer credits from another institution.-
Effective Communication (Six credits)
Students must take an English Composition course and a Speech/Oral Communication course.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • COMM 111            Introduction to Public Speaking
  • WRT 188                First-Year College Writing
Explore Culture (Nine credits)

A student must earn at least nine credits of XC that include the following:

  • at least three credits in Art, Music or Theatre and
  • at least three credits in a discipline other than Art, Music or Theatre. 
    Note: RTF 150 and ENG 204 will also fulfill the Art/Music/Theatre requirement.
Explore Society (Nine credits)
Courses designated as XS explore the past, political communities, local and global social relations, diversity and/or rights and responsibilities in courses in the social sciences. Students must take courses from at least two different disciplines.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • ANTHRO 101              Indigenous Wisconsin
  • COMP SCI 125            World Wide Web Site Development
  • ENV STDS 101            Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • HISTORY 112              History of World Societies II
  • LIB STDS 208              The Ecology of Occupation
  • LIB STDS 210              Sustainability and the Community (Quest 2 & 3)
  • PSYCH 101                  General Psychology
  • PUB ADM 102             Contemporary Public Issues
  • PUB ADM 221             Introduction to Public Administration
  • RELSTDS 265              Women and Religion
  • SOC JUST 101             Introduction to Social Justice (Quest 2)
Explore Mathematics (Three credits)
Students must take at least three credits of mathematics, courses designated as XM.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • MATH 104                 College Algebra
  • MATH 105                 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 109                 Applied Statistics
Explore Nature (Seven credits)
Courses designated as XN and XL explore the physical and natural world, mathematics, life forms, scientific explanation and/or the environment in courses in mathematics and lab sciences. Students must take at least one Lab Science (XL) course.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • BIOLOGY 104           Ecosphere in Crisis
  • BIOLOGY 105           Biological Concepts – Unity
  • CHEM 102                General, Organic and Biochemistry II
  • GEOG 121                Physical Geography I – Weather and Climate
  • GEOG 221                Physical Geography II – Landforms and Soils
  • HLTH EDU 211        Nutrition & Weight Management
Ethnic Studies (Three credits)
Courses designated as ES have a substantial emphasis on cultural diversity issues and ethnic minorities within the United States.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • COMM 322             Online Studies of Intercultural Communication for Adult Learners
  • ENGLISH 218         Introduction to Multi-ethnic Literatures
High Impact Practices (Six credits)
Courses designated as HIPs include practices that encourage students to engage in and reflect upon individual, social and/or environmental responsibility and thus lay foundations and develop skills for lifelong learning. High Impact Practices, such as undergraduate research, service learning, collaborative learning and other nationally-recognized practices, play a significant role in courses with this attribute.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include:

  • ENGLISH 227          Modern World Literature: Optional Content (Quest 1)
  • LIB STDS 210          Sustainability and the Community (Quest 2 & 3)
  • SOC JUST 101         Introduction to Social Justice (Quest 2)
Depth Sequence (Six credits)

A student must take at least one depth sequence. A depth sequence consists of at least six credits that are earned in two non-remedial courses in the same academic department.

Possible course sequences that meet this requirement include:

  • CHEM 101          General, Organic and Biochemistry I
    CHEM 102         General, Organic and Biochemistry II
  • COMM 111          Introduction to Public Speaking
    COMM 384        Online Business and Professional Speaking for Adult Learners
  • COMM 216         Online Interpersonal Communication for Adult Learners: Ethnic Studies
    COMM 322        Online Studies of Intercultural Communication for Adult Learners
  • GEOG 121          Physical Geography I – Weather and Climate
    GEOG 221          Physical Geography II – Landforms and Soils
  • MATH 104          College Algebra
    MATH 106          Trigonometry
  • PSYCH 101        General Psychology
    PSYCH 303        Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

A Supportive Community

You will have a strong support network from day one with small classes, dedicated advisors and excellent campus resources that are available to all online students: academic advising, Polk Library and Writing Center.

 

Online Degree Programs

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Phone: (920) 424-0234
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