Associate Degree

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The associate degree (a two-year degree) is primarily intended to provide a broad liberal arts background and is designed to be the foundation for, and satisfy the general education requirements, for most bachelor degree programs. Students who intend to transfer to another institution should earn an Associate degree prior to leaving UW-Superior. Latin honors are not awarded for associate degrees.

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The Associate Degree consists of the University Studies Requirements plus 18 additional credits.

60 credits total

Associate Degree

The associate degree (a two-year degree) is primarily intended to provide a broad liberal arts background and is designed to be the foundation for, and satisfy the University Studies requirements, for most bachelor degree programs. Students who intend to transfer to another institution should earn an Associate degree prior to leaving UW-Superior. Latin honors are not awarded for associate degrees.

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

  1. Earn a resident (UW-Superior) cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Earn at least 24 credits from UW-Superior.
  3. The last 12 credits of the degree must be earned at UW-Superior.
  4. Complete General, Core and Knowledge Category requirements.
  5. Complete the Diversity and Global Awareness Requirements.
  6. Submit an electronic application for graduation via E-hive.
  7. Pay a $50 graduation fee to the Bursar/Cashier's Office prior to the diploma being sent. The graduation fee does not include the cap and gown, which is purchased separately in the University Bookstore.
  8. Degrees are not posted to transcripts with outstanding Incomplete or In-Progress grades.
  9. Student may not use more than one catalog; student may not satisfy the University Studies/General Education requirements from one catalog, while satisfying the major requirements of another catalog.
  10. Degrees are posted in the term in which a graduation application is submitted for the respective degree.
  11. Degrees are not posted when a student has been academically suspended.

Additional Associate Degree Requirements

  1. Complete of a minimum of 60 credit hours (numbered 100 or above); at least 24 credits must be earned at UW-Superior.
  2. Complete an additional three credits in the Natural Sciences: courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics.
  3. Complete an additional three credits in the Social Sciences: courses in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology.
  4. Complete an additional four credits drawn from any of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Film/Theatre, Gender Studies, History, Foreign Languages, Geology, Geography, First Nations Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Writing (with the exception of 099, 101, or 102).
  5. Complete at least two courses, excluding core requirements, in a single discipline.