At Pace University, we believe earning a college degree is an essential step toward personal empowerment and career success—and it’s never too late to achieve this goal. Whether you have some or no college credits, we developed the 100% online Associate in Arts in General Arts and Sciences degree (AA) to help you reach this educational milestone on your own time without putting your personal and professional obligations on hold. We even offer the opportunity to transform your life and work experience into college credit with the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.
Offered by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, this part-time associate degree incorporates critical coursework in English, communications, computing, and math to prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries. Our experienced faculty members and career services experts provide you with personalized career support by connecting you with employers, developing your interviewing skills, and creating a compelling resume.
Flexibility for Your Career Goals
The comprehensive curriculum includes core courses that develop your writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. You also have the option to choose a concentration in the Humanities or Social Sciences and take a range of elective courses that suit your career goals.
Built for Today’s Driven Students
The associate degree is geared toward working individuals with some or no college credit who want to earn their first college degree and expand their career opportunities. Because the AA is offered part-time and 100% online, students can complete the degree on their own schedules. The AA program is also an excellent option for students who plan to continue their studies and earn a bachelor’s degree to advance their careers even further.
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Individuals with an associate’s degree, on average, earn $300,000 more in their lifetime than individuals with a high school diploma alone.—The Hamilton Project
Most students complete the Associate in Arts in General Arts and Sciences in two to three years depending on transfer and PLA credits awarded. Students can transfer up to 30 credits from an accredited institution and may be eligible to gain college credit from life/work experience once enrolled. Additional eligible credits can be transferred to a subsequent Pace bachelor’s degree program after review by Admission. For more information, visit our Maximize Credits page.
ENG 110 Composition (4 credits)
English Placement 110
ENG 120 Critical Writing (4 credits)
ENG 201 Writing in the Disciplines (4 credits)
COM 200 Public Speaking (3 credits)
AIT 103 Online Seminar (1 credit)
AIT 107 Computer Applications for Telecommunications (4 credits)
MAT 102 Mathematics for Life (4 credits)
Modern Language and Culture (4-6 credits)
Lab Science (to be selected with advisement) (4 credits)
Arts & Sciences Electives (7 credits)
Classes for the two concentrations — Humanities and Social Sciences — to be selected with advisement. Students take 12 credits as part of their selected concentration.