Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is a nice option for someone who wants to earn a diploma to mark two years, or 60 credits, of successful college coursework. The AA degree can be a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree, or can be a stand-alone degree.

Degree Requirements

Core CurriculumCredit Hours
English Composition3-6
Foreign Language (optional)0-12
Social Science6-9
Natural Science6-15
Quant. /Logical Skills*3-6
Total Core Curriculum33
Free Electives27
Minimum enrollment at Regional campus15
Minimum enrollment at OSU20
Minimum GPA 2.00 

*Algebra proficiency is required for the degree and may be demonstrated by placing at Level R on the OSU Math Placement Exam, or by completing Math 1075.

Remedial courses such as Math 1050, 1075, and English 1109 satisfy basic proficiency requirements but do not count as hours toward the minimum degree requirement. Repeated courses will count only once. Other requirements may apply.

Contact the Academic Advising Office for assistance in applying for your Associates degree or to learn your remaining requirements. 740-725-6334.