Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Prepare for your future by building a strong educational foundation with a liberal arts degree. Improve your writing and speaking skills with courses in:

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

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

The Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences program offers you the flexibility to customize your 60-credit degree to fit your interests. Elective courses for this two-year degree are not specifically defined, so you can choose from many different disciplines.

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

Career Opportunities

Excellent communication skills, a lifelong capacity for learning, and the ability to adapt to change make you more attractive to prospective employers. The required courses in this degree program can give you the ability to work in a broad range of positions, including:

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

Admission Requirements

  • You must be a high school graduate or have completed your GED.

Submit your application electronically through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Your adviser can help you with a preapplication checklist.

Program Curriculum — 60 credits

The Associate in Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences degree is a 60-credit liberal arts program. To earn this degree, you must complete:

  • 24 major course credits
  • 21 General Education courses
  • 15 elective credits

The degree's 24 credits of major courses focus on writing and speaking skills, the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and quantification.

For more information, contact:

Continuing Education in State College
223 Outreach Building
University Park PA 16802
814-865-3443
ceupcourses@outreach.psu.edu