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Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

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Expand your job opportunities by learning online

Brenau’s Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies is a two-year program that provides a broad education covering a variety of disciplines. This degree will help you:

  • Build a solid educational foundation and prepare you for a bachelor’s.
  • Hone your critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Increase your potential employment opportunities.

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Classes you’ll take

Brenau’s 66-credit A.A. in Liberal Studies program gives you a solid understanding of skills commonly needed in the workplace:

Core Courses
  • American Government
  • Art Appreciation
  • College Algebra
  • Computer Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Current Global Issues
  • Earth Science
  • Foundations for Success
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • History of the United States I
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Oral Communication
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Reading and Research Writing
  • Spanish Language and Culture I
  • Women’s Literary Studies
  • Written Communication

“The classes at Brenau have been amazing, interesting, and informative. I’ve enjoyed being the nontraditional student who is breaking the mold.”

— Amanda Szynkowski, ’15


At Brenau, we treat our students differently

100% Online

Study when—and where—it’s convenient for you.

Support Systems

Our unique team of coaches offer expert guidance, from day one to graduation, that you won’t find anywhere else.

Generous Transfer Policy

We’ll take up to 65 of your credits.


To learn more about what it’s like to take college courses online, call an enrollment coach: 866.239.4762


You deserve to learn online the right way.

The recent impact of COVID-19 has many colleges hurrying to create online classes. At Brenau, our online degrees are anything but hurried. With our 20+ years of experience perfecting an accelerated online curriculum, you can rest assured you’re in expert hands.

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Get you where you want to be in your career with an associate in liberal studies

Potential Careers

  • Executive assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Event coordinator or planner
  • Library technician

National Average Salary

Copywriters
$48,000
Payscale.com

Average Job Growth

Event Planner
11%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


Here’s how much you’ll pay


  • $600
    Per credit hour, 66 credit hours required
    Prices listed effective for 2020–2021 academic year.

  • 85%
    Brenau students who qualify for financial aid

Make your degree even more affordable

You don’t have to pay for your degree entirely on your own—take advantage of the variety of financial aid options available, including:

  • Federal and state grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau



Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brenau University.