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Associate of Arts (A.A.)


Associate of Arts

Are you interested in beginning your journey toward a college degree? Bowling Green State University offers over 170 bachelor's degree programs. The good news is that many of these programs can be started right here at BGSU Firelands.

The Associate of Arts degree serves as an ideal foundation for your academic and professional aspirations, whether you're planning to pursue a traditional four-year degree or simply looking to broaden your horizons.

Why earn an Associate of Arts at BGSU Firelands in Ohio? 

  • Transferable credits. The Associate of Arts at BGSU Firelands provides a solid foundation with transferable credits. It allows you to seamlessly transition into a bachelor's degree program at BGSU. 
  • Affordable education. BGSU Firelands offers a cost-effective way to start your college education. You can complete general education requirements at a lower cost before pursuing more specialized studies. 
  • Small class sizes. Receive personalized attention from professors in a supportive learning environment. 
  • Gateway to BGSU. The Associate of Arts at BGSU Firelands serves as a stepping stone if you are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at Bowling Green State University. It ensures  smooth transition into upper-level coursework. 

The Associate of Arts marks the approximate halfway point of a traditional four-year degree and serves as a launching point for a wide array of academic disciplines.

Career – what can you do with an Associate of Arts? 

An Associate of Arts degree from BGSU Firelands opens the door to various academic disciplines that can lead to many career paths. Potential careers can start with an Associate of Arts and branch out with further education.

Career paths

  • Business administration  
  • Communication 
  • Social work 
  • Education  
  • Content creation 


The Associate of Arts degree offers the foundation to many pre-professional opportunities. Tailor your studies to special interests as you complete many of the courses required by all majors – all on the way to gaining a broad understanding of various disciplines.  

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • College Algebra  
  • Academic Writing  
  • Research Writing  
  • Electives among Humanities & Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences 

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Updated: 05/06/2024 04:30PM