Associate of Arts

Bowling Green State University offers more than 170 bachelor's degree programs and students can begin most of them at BGSU Firelands! Bachelor's degrees take approximately four to five years to complete as a full-time student. Associate degrees mark the approximate halfway point in a bachelor's program. So, whether your goal is to pursue a four-year degree or simply to expand your horizons, an associate of arts degree is an excellent foundation.

While providing a strong academic background, the requirements for the associate of arts degree are extremely flexible, offering students the opportunity to sample a number of disciplines or tailor their studies according to special interests. During the freshman and sophomore years of college, students complete many courses which are required by the University in all of the majors. These required BG Perspective core classes can be taken at BGSU Firelands.

Specifically designed to provide a solid knowledge base to pursue a broad range of four-year programs, these courses develop the foundational skills for further study in your bachelor's degree, enhance competencies in written and oral communication, computation and mathematics, critical thinking and problem solving, and decision making and values analysis. These courses also parallel those offered during the first two years of a bachelor's degree at most other colleges and universities. As a result, students can easily transfer to other institutions.

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