Houghton Online | Associate of Arts Degree

With our Associate of Arts degree, it is easier than ever to take the first step towards achieving your educational goals, advancing in your career and increasing your earning potential.

In as few as 18 months, you can complete your AA degree in one of four areas of focus (management, leadership development, human resources management, or integrated marketing & communication), giving you leverage for a better job, a promotion in your current job or the option to pursue a more advanced degree.


Associate of Arts degree


Convenient and customizable non-cohort model to allow for individualized planning


with six start dates per year.


or less to graduate with full-time & part-time options available

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About the Associate of Arts Degree

The focus of the Liberal Studies Associate program is to enable students to assume a role in a marketing or promotions department with the ability to understand, manage, and implement an expected set of professional tasks. The liberal studies AA is a great way to continue your education without the commitment of a four-year program.

An Associate of Arts degree is for:

  • Those wishing to begin a college education without committing to a four-year program right at the start.
  • Those who would like to advance in their careers and increase their earning potential.
  • Those who wish to have a marketable credential until they can complete a more advanced degree.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions overview

To qualify for admission, students must submit the following materials:

  • Application for Admission
  • Reference form
  • High school transcript
  • SAT/ACT score

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Program requirements & course details

General Education Courses (37 credits)Area of Focus (12 credits in one of the following areas)
  • (6) Religion/Philosophy
  • (3) Social Science
  • (9) Humanities or Social Science
  • (6) Communication
  • (3) Math
  • (3) Natural Science
  • (6) Humanities
  • (1) ID 200 – Student Success Seminar

  • Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Integrated Marketing and Communication
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Houghton College Online Degree

62 Credits

37 general education credits
13 electives
12 area of focus
32 maximum transfers allowed

Online program facts.

No Required Class or Login Times

Complete your degree when it's convenient for you

Full Time or Part Time

Flexible options allow you to maintain employment if desired

No Tests

Professors challenge you to apply learned material instead of rote memorization

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