Associate of Arts

Take the next step in your education, open new career possibilities and boost your earning potential with an associate degree

The 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.

The Associate of Arts degree is available to complete 100% online, providing extra flexibility.

Why Earn Your Associate in Accounting 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.

Degree Type

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Offered as major and minor


  • In-person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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Earn Your Associate of Arts Online

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

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.