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What is the difference between Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS)?

An Associate in Arts student is getting a liberal studies education for many majors. This degree is good for undecided students as well as students looking to major in Business, Education, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, or many other fields. These students receive a good foundation in English, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  There are many elective options.

Associate in Science students are getting the foundation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Potential majors are Biology, Chemistry, Applied Math, and Environmental Health. Students should expect to take math through Calculus I, at least, and a science sequence in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.  Electives are limited to STEM related coursework.  

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