Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts

Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts

Degree Type

61-credit Associate of Arts Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn


On Campus




Work with an advisor to design a customized set of courses from a variety of academic areas. Gain a strong foundation of liberal arts credits in disciplines like Social Sciences and Humanities. Prepare for seamless transfer to four-year bachelor’s degree programs and gain a credential to take into the workforce.

Offered in partnership with UWM at Waukesha, this program satisfies the general education requirements for the first two years of most bachelor's degree programs.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2025 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2025

Summer 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test. ALEKS is the recommended math assessment for this program.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to


Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique


Complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at a lower cost, in smaller, more personal classes.


Choose from a variety of courses to create an academic pathway that’s unique to your educational goals.


The courses in this program are designed to be flexible, with in-person, online, daytime and evening courses. You can complete the entire degree program at night.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

Take Your Degree to the Next Level

This program was specially designed to be transfer-ready. Upon graduating from this program, you can transfer your credits to four-year colleges and universities, and begin your bachelor's degree at junior-level standing! Plus, take advantage of guaranteed admission to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.*

* A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Some majors may have additional transfer requirements.

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