Associate of Arts

This is a degree designed for students who expect to complete a bachelor’s degree at MSU-Northern but are undecided on a major, or who wish to complete their general education requirements at MSU-Northern before transferring to another institution to complete the remaining requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Completion of the associate of arts degree at Northern satisfies all bachelor degree general education requirements throughout the Montana University system.

The associate of arts degree requires that students complete MSU-Northern’s General Education Core. *Students enrolled in the associate of arts degree who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program should contact the office of the Dean of Education, Arts and Sciences, and Nursing early in their first semester for assistance in choosing electives from the Transferable Core and electives to support their future plans for study.

General Education Core33
Advisor Approved Electives27
Total minimum credits required for degree60
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Students should not confuse the MSU-Northern General Education Core with the Montana University System Transferable Core. Please see the Dean or your advisor for more information.