Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in Liberal Arts
MSUM offers the two-year Associate in Arts (A.A.). This degree requires completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Writing-Intensive requirements, plus electives to fulfill the 60 credit degree requirement. The AA degree is designed so students may continue to study for a baccalaureate degree should educational plans change.
- At least 60 semester credits, including at least 22 credits in courses from MSUM.
- A GPA of at least 2.0 in all MSUM courses applied to Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC), a 2.0 GPA in all courses applied to the AA degree, and a 2.0 in all courses taken at MSUM.
- Students who earn the AA degree must complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) requirements of 14 courses minimum (42 credits minimum) that includes English 101 (or an approved alternative) and two additional Writing-Intensive (W) courses. Remaining electives to fulfill the 60 credit requirement are subject to the approval of the student’s faculty advisor.
- To graduate with an AA degree, the student's advisor must mark them as eligible to graduate in the online system, which will generate an email to the student with the link to fill out the graduation application.