Online Associate of Arts

Online Associate of Arts Degree

The online Associate of Arts degree gives you the opportunity to begin to build your education on a solid foundation. It’s a fully accredited, two-year degree program that does satisfy the general education requirements for most bachelor’s degrees. Even if you don’t have previous college experience, you can earn an Associate of Arts degree and then take the next step towards your bachelor’s. It truly is a great way to get a fresh new start.

You can begin building that solid foundation for your future with Hope’s online Associate of Arts degree. Scheduled to be completed in two years, the online A.A. degree puts you on the fast track for a bachelor’s degree program at Hope or another institution.

The online associate’s degree is a 60-unit program and focuses on general education core requirements, including:

  • Communication & Critical Thinking
  • Humanities 
  • Social Science
  • Science & Math

Students wishing to obtain their bachelor’s degree at an institution other than Hope should check with that school for specific transfer requirements.

Is An Associate of Arts Degree Right For Me?

Thanks to the comprehensive curriculum with the A.A. degree, you will get the college experience you need to be prepared for the next level.

 The majority of students begin their online Associate of Arts program with an Introduction to College Semester. During this period, you’ll build skills that are vital to further academic success. Afterward, you’ll take classes through a rotation of theme-based semesters, allowing you to gain a well-rounded understanding of many subject areas, including mathematics, history, foreign language, humanities, and more. You will also gain skill mastery in writing, speaking, problem-solving, and critical thinking, all of which are skills in high demand today. The Associate of Arts can stand alone, or it can be a step towards earning your bachelor’s degree.

Because the program is fully online, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a degree in a format designed to fit around your busy life. You can balance your work and life commitments while attending class on a schedule that works for you.

The Associate of Arts Degree is Designed For…

  • Those who want to explore potential academic areas of interest
  • Non-traditional students looking to begin their college education
  • Individuals seeking to inexpensively earn the general education credits required for a four-year degree

Why Get Your Associate of Arts Degree From Hope?

Hope’s online Associate of Arts degree program provides students with the flexibility to complete their coursework from any location. This gives students the opportunity to work while obtaining their degree should they choose to do so. Additionally, the coursework required for the A.A. degree provides a vast overview of various fields of study, which can help guide students in choosing a major for their bachelor’s degree in the future.

Hope also provides each student with an Academic Coach. Your coach is your partner and guide, helping you design a schedule to satisfy your online A.A. degree requirements and meet your academic and career goals. Your coach will be there to answer your questions while providing customized support and opening doors to resources when you need them.

How Can I Get More Information About Hope’s Online A.A. Degree?

Our academic coaches are available to speak with you! Simply click the “I’d like to speak to an academic coach” button near the top right side of this page and enter your information. One of our coaches will get in touch with you shortly after to answer any questions you have.

Take Your Next Step

To apply:

  • All high school graduates are eligible
  • Complete the online application and submit a $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit high school transcripts (minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA required)

See Application Requirements for complete information.

Financial aid is available.

Are you ready to take the next step toward your bright future?

Apply to the online Associate of Arts degree program today!