Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Build your career on a solid educational base in the liberal arts. With this degree, you can increase your writing and speaking skills by taking courses in:

  • the arts and humanities 
  • social and behavioral sciences 
  • natural sciences 
  • quantification

Why an Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences?

The 60-credit Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences program provides excellent flexibility — allowing you to customize your degree to fit your interests. The elective courses for this two-year degree are not specifically defined for you, so they can be chosen from many different disciplines.

Once you have completed the associate degree, you will have fulfilled many of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. Speak with an academic adviser to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Now more than ever, employers seek people with excellent communication skills and a lifelong capacity for learning, who can adapt to change more easily and see "the big picture." The required courses in this degree program can give you the ability to work in a broad range of positions, including:

  • retail or sales manager
  • purchasing agent
  • social and human service assistant
  • human resources assistant
  • administrative support specialist

Additional Information​

Full program description and required courses

Educational Step-up Opportunities

After you receive your associate degree, you can continue on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences through Penn State World Campus.