There are two primary types of Associate's degrees: transfer degreesvocational or professional degrees. and
- An Associate of Arts (AA) degree, typically for majors in the social sciences or humanities or general studies.
- An Associate of Science (AS) degree, typically for majors in mathematics, natural sciences, or technology.
Occupational or professional Associate's degrees qualify students for entry-level positions that do not require a Bachelor's degree. Our colleges and universities offer occupational/professional degrees in fields such as computer programming, criminal justice, graphic design, paralegal studies and medical assisting. Occupational/professional Associate's degrees are often terminal, in that the credits may not be transferable to a bachelor's degree program.
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