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Online Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

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  • Duration2 years
  • Cost per credit$640
  • Credit hours61

Program Benefits

  • Transfer-friendly
  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year
  • Financial aid options available

Build your future with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

In just two years, you can establish a solid foundation for beginning a successful career or a bachelor’s degree program with an online liberal studies degree. Our small classes ensure you get one-on-one attention from supportive faculty committed to helping you cultivate the life you want through education. Choose from a variety of electives that fit your goals. From here, you can.

Earn a versatile degree to shape your future

Our graduates pursue a variety of roles, including executive assistant, copywriter, event coordinator and library technician. You can apply the foundational skills from this associate degree program to numerous industries or use them to help you succeed in the bachelor’s program of your choice. Explore your options with our career services team to carve out the future you want.

Tailor your courses to meet your goals

15 core courses

61 total credit hours

The classes you take in your associate degree program are designed to build a foundation for your success, no matter the path you take.

Course spotlights:

  • ED 250 Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • AH 100 Art Appreciation
  • EH 103 Oral Communication
  • CS 101 Computer Literacy
Curriculum Details

It’s always a good time to apply

Generous transfer credit policy

No application fee

The online AA in Liberal Studies offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online AA in Liberal Studies, you’ll need:

High school diploma or GED if no college experience or less than 30 semester hours of college experience.
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate institutions
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We strive to make your education affordable

$640 per credit

Financial aid options available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

Our coursework allows you to tailor your education while gaining the core skills you need to succeed in your education and career. Our small classes and experienced faculty create a personalized learning experience that empowers you to chase your dreams.

Program outcomes

Upon completion of the AA in Liberal Studies program, students will have learned communication and problem-solving skills which will enable them to advance in their career or pursue a bachelor’s degree.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Shatrela Washington-Hubbard

Shatrela Washington-Hubbard, PhD, Swinton A. Griffith III Dean of the College of Business & Communication

Faculty Spotlight

During her tenure at Brenau, Washington-Hubbard has re-established the Society for Human Resource Management academic alignment for the undergraduate and graduate human resource management programs. Additionally, she established Brenau as a recertification provider for SHRM. Her work also led to academic alignment with the Human Resources Certification Institute for the undergraduate and graduate HR programs.

Washington-Hubbard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University, a master’s in human resources from the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia. Her research areas include entrepreneurial mindset, leadership development and women’s career development.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

You can start the FAFSA® form here. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

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