University Transfer - Associate of Arts

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Program Number: 20-800-1
Associate of Arts Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is a university transfer program that focuses on completing general education courses that apply to four-year degrees. The curriculum covers a variety of topics with an emphasis on social sciences and humanities. Transfer agreements lead the way to seamless transfer to a four-year college or university with junior status. The program is also a great option for students who know they want a degree, but aren’t exactly sure which academic program is right for them.

About the Program

The Associate of Arts degree offers the general education courses with a greater concentration on social sciences and humanities. Graduate with an associate of arts degree and transfer your credits to a four-year university and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The AA degree is a good fit for students who are interested in majors such as Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Political Science, and Psychology.  These are just a few examples.

What You'll Learn

  • Career & Life Skills
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Additional Information

Interested students are encouraged to discuss their goals and first steps with a recruiter to ensure the best possible fit.

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.


Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
890-101College 1012
Communications 9
801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
or 801-198 Speech
801-219English Composition I3
801-223English Composition II3
809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
801-204Introduction to Literature3
801-247Contemporary World Literature3
Social/Behavioral Science 12
809-122Introduction to American Government3
809-203Introductory Sociology3
809-231General Psychology3
809-233Developmental Psychology3
Mathematics and Science11
804-212College Algebra4
806-134General Chemistry4
806-189Basic Anatomy3
World/Foreign Language 14
802-211Spanish I4
802-212Spanish II4
Electives 212
Total Credits60

Note: Completing both courses in this category completes the two-course sequence requirement for the UW system intercultural knowledge and competency category.


Electives should align to student's career path. Please discuss with your advisor. 

103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 may be counted as elective credits.