ASSOCIATE OF ARTS ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

Take the next step in your education, open new career possibilities and boost your earning potential with an associate degree. The online Associate of Arts at UAF is a flexible, adaptable program that provides the foundational knowledge and training for a variety of professional pathways. It’s also an excellent jumping off point for a bachelor’s degree if you plan to pursue additional education.

What is an Associate of Arts Degree?

An Associate of Arts is a two-year liberal arts degree with a broad curriculum that covers disciplines including the arts, humanities and social sciences. Designed as a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree, the curriculum consists of courses that meet baccalaureate general education requirements plus the flexibility to explore specific areas of interest through program electives.

Who Is the Online Associate of Arts Degree Designed For?

This program is designed for students who want a flexible liberal arts education that can also be applied toward a four-year degree. The Associate of Arts is ideal for students who are interested in careers that require humanities-based skills, such as English, psychology or art. We also offer an Associate of Science degree that has a stronger focus on mathematics and natural sciences.

Who Is the Online Associate of Arts Degree Designed For?

This program is designed for students who want a flexible liberal arts education that can also be applied toward a four-year degree. The Associate of Arts is ideal for students who are interested in careers that require humanities-based skills, such as English, psychology or art. We also offer an Associate of Science degree that has a stronger focus on mathematics and natural sciences.

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Why Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree Online at UAF?

  • Gain specialized knowledge and training for living and working in Alaska and the circumpolar North.
  • Benefit from individual academic and personal support from expert faculty and advisors who are here to help you succeed.
  • Engage in life-long learning while opening opportunities for advancement in entry-level positions.

Experience online education at UAF

Earn your degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for in-state tuition no matter where you live. Our convenient online programs offer an affordable, high-quality option for students who need to balance education with work and family time. Our virtual classrooms are also designed to connect you with faculty and peers much like the experience of learning face-to-face.

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Cost breakdown for the online Associate of Arts program

The estimated cost for the Associate of Arts program online based on current rates is $18,030.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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The online Associate of Arts program makes it possible for me to continue my education while raising my newborn son and working full-time in the mental health field. I would not be able to further my college education or advance in my career if it was not for distance learning. The facility and staff are accommodating and helpful. I am receiving a great quality education while managing my personal and professional responsibilities.


– Amanda Watkins, Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services

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Jobs for an Associate of Arts Degree

What can you do with an Associate of Arts degree? Your options are numerous, depending on your goals. The Associate of Arts degree is a very broad program, giving you the advantage of not being limited to a particular career path when you graduate. Career options for graduates of this online associate degree program could include:


  • Research assistant
  • Human resources professional
  • Operations manager
  • Preschool teacher
  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service representative

Is an Associate of Arts worth it?

In addition to helping you gain knowledge and skills that will enhance your life and open the door to new career opportunities, earning your associate degree can also improve your bottom line.

According to recent data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workers with an associate degree have average weekly earnings of $862, compared with $730 for workers who have only a high school education. Associate degree graduates also enjoy lower unemployment rates (2.7%) than those with a high school diploma alone (3.7%).

Explore Classes in the Associate of Arts Program

Courses for the Associate of Arts online degree explore disciplines including communication, the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, and library and information research. If you’re planning to go on to a bachelor’s degree, it’s a good idea to select courses that meet general education requirements and courses designated within bachelor’s degree majors and minors.

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