The Associate of Arts degree requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits, at least 15 of which must be taken through UMGC. Of these 60 credits, 35 credits must be earned in courses that fulfill the general education requirements. The remaining 25 credits must satisfy the requirements of the curriculum you select.
A grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken through UMGC is required. You should complete one associate degree before applying for another.
Second Associate Degree: If you have already received an associate degree from UMGC or another approved institution, you can earn a second associate degree with coursework in or related to a different academic core area. You must have received the first associate degree to be eligible to begin the second. For a second associate degree, you must complete at least 15 credits of new coursework with UMGC (including at least 9 credits in the core or core-related area, depending on the degree program). The new 15 credits must be uniquely applicable to the second AA curriculum. Before beginning work toward a second associate degree, you must request an academic advisement report. You may not earn two degrees at the same level at the same time using the same credit. Consult an academic advisor for more information on earning a second bachelor’s degree.