Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree Top of Page

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

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree Requirements Top of Page

The A.A. in Liberal Arts Degree consists of the University Studies Requirements plus 18 additional credits.

60 credits total

View the Associate of Arts Degree requirements.

Overall Associate Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (numbered 100 or above); at least 24 credits must be earned at UW-Superior.
  2. Earn a resident UW-Superior cumulative grade point average of 2.000
  3. The last 12 credits of the degree must be earned at UW-Superior or approved UW-Superior program.
  4. Complete Core and Knowledge Category requirements.
  5. Complete the Diversity and Global Awareness requirements.
  6. Submit an electronic application for graduation via E-Hive.
  7. Degrees are not posted to transcripts with outstanding incomplete or In-Progress grades.
  8. Students may not use more than one catalog; students may not satisfy the University Studies (general education) requirements from one catalog, while satisfying the major requirements of another catalog.
  9. Degrees are posted in the term in which a graduation application is submitted for the respective degree.
  10. Degrees are not posted when a student has been academically suspended

A.  Core Requirements

Introduction to Academic Writing -- 3.00 credits

(C- or better)

Introduction to Professional Writing -- 3.00 credits

(C- or better)

Introduction to Communication -- 3.00 credits
 
Health and Wellness -- 3.00 credits

MATH or CSCI (MATH 112, 113, 115, 130, 151, 240 or CSCI 101)

B.  Knowledge Categories

No more than six credits from any one program bearing the same prefix may be applied toward Knowledge Category requirements.

GA = Meets Global Awareness requirement

D = Meets diversity requirement

HUMANITIES (9 credits)

History (3 credits): ANTH 104 (GA); FNS 223 (D), 224 (D); HIST 104, 111 (GA), 112, 113 (D, GA), 115 (GA), 119 (D), 120 (GA), 125 (GA), 131, 151, 152, 181 (D, GA), 223 (D), 224 (D); POLS 101 (GA), 175 (GA).

Literature (3 credits):  ENGL 211, 212, 218, 221, 222, 228 (D), 229 (D), 241 (GA), 242 (GA); FYS 102.

World Language, Culture, and Philosophy (3 credits): FNS 101, 110 (D); FREN 101; HIST 154 (D); MUSI 161 (GA, D); PHIL 151, 160, 211, 212, 262; POLS 262, 265; PSYC 212; SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202; WLLC  207

SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 credits) (Must include two different prefixes)

ANTH 101 (D), 205; CJUS 106; ECON 235, 250, 251; FIN 210; FNS 151; FYS 124 (D); GEOG 100 (D, GA), 102 (D, GA); GST 150 (D), 210 (D); IDS 104, 131; LSTU 115, 261; POLS 100 (GA), 102, 150, 180, 230, 240, 260; PSYC 101, 230; SOCI 101, 201, 210 (D), 273 (D)

NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE (6 credits) one environmental and one lab course required

Environmental Course: BIOL 100, 170; CHEM 100; ENSC 100; GEOL 120

Lab Course: BIOL 115, 123, 130; CHEM 102, 105; GEOL 110, 120; PHYS 100, 107, 160, 201

FINE AND APPLIED ARTS (6 credits)

Art History, Criticism, and Appreciation (3 credits): ART 221, 222; COMM 104, 122, 285; MUSI 160, 266 (D).

Aesthetic Experience (3 credits): ART 101; COMM 125, 180, 273; HHP 133; MUSI 104-105, 107-116, 118; WRIT 250, 280

C.  Diversity and Global Awareness Requirement

Must complete a separate diversity and global awareness courses.

Diversity (3 credits): ANTH 205, 310, 315, 333; ART 224, 331; CJUS 312; COMM 467; ECON 438; ENGL 228, 229, 328; FNS 110, 223, 224, 242, 304, 333, 386, 480; FYS 124; GEOG 100, 102; GST 150, 210, 255, 258, 270, 310, 312, 322, 365, 374, 393, 459; HIST 113, 115, 119, 154, 181, 223, 224, 322, 333, 393, 395; LSTU 365; MUSI 161, 266; PHIL 330, 365, 459; POLS 374; PSYC 258, 270, 360; SOCI 210, 273; SO W 386; SPAN 315, 350; TED 270; WRIT 255

Global Awareness (3 credits): ANTH 101, 104, 310, 320, 333, 368; ART 224, 331; ECON 430, 438; ENGL 241, 242; FNS 333, 368; GEOG 100, 102; GST 310; HIST 104, 111, 113, 115, 120, 125, 181, 333, 368, 385, 394; MUSI 161; POLS 100, 101, 175, 376; SOCI 201; SPAN 303

D.   Additional Associate Degree Requirements

  1. An additional three credits in the Natural Sciences:  courses in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology or Physics
  2. An additional three credits in the Social Sciences:  courses in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology
  3. 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).
  4. Two courses, excluding core requirements, in a single discipline.