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Associate degrees at UW-Oshkosh

The Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree is a foundation for many majors in the University of Wisconsin System It is generally accepted by other University of Wisconsin System institutions as fulfilling the university-wide general education breadth requirements.

You can earn the Associate of Arts and Science Degree with Emphasis.

The degree requires that core requirements in writing and mathematics be completed as well as a distribution of credits in breadth of knowledge categories.

The program provides a two-year, general liberal arts-based academic program. You will study fine arts and humanities; mathematical and natural sciences; and social sciences.

Key facts

Start dates

  • January
  • September

Course length

  • 4 semesters

Average class size

  • 25

Student-instructor ratio

  • 20:1

Entry requirements

  • English: TOEFL iBT 61 / IELTS 5.5. If you are below this level you can first complete the GO: Prepared program on campus
  • Academic: Completed Senior High School; minimum GPA 2.25
  • Minimum age: 17

Your learning outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of a broad range of subjects within a Liberal Arts context
  • Achieve the academic experience you need to decide on your specializations

Program categories at UW-Oshkosh

Fine Arts and Humanities

You must acquire knowledge of ideas, beliefs, and abiding concerns pertaining to the human condition as represented in literature, philosophy and cultural history. You will acquire a level of aesthetic appreciation of the human imagination as expressed in the fine arts, and appreciation of the impact of the arts upon the quality and character of human life.

Mathematical and Natural Sciences

You will know of the nature and workings of the physical universe. You will understand scientific method, the functions of numerical data and the solving of problems through mathematical and statistical computations, as well as the application of the scientific method in laboratory and experimental work. For this, an appropriate level of computer literacy is required.

You must also be aware of environmental conditions and challenges, the interrelationships of lifeforms and ecosystems, and the impact of human activities upon natural environments.

Social Sciences

You will understand the nature and dynamics of human social systems and how and why people organize their lives and resources. In doing so, you will learn about both your own and diverse cultures to acquire a historical perspective on long-term characteristics and consequences of social change and an informed understanding of the variety of human conditions and the interrelationships of nations, regions, peoples and individuals.

Application and Performance

You must demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and knowledge through the application of your skills and understanding to specific problems and activities.

Ethnic Studies

You must become aware of and sensitive to diversity issues and problems. Courses fulfilling this requirement will have a substantial emphasis on cultural diversity within the United States and examine these issues from at least one of the following perspectives: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and American Indian topics.

Interdisciplinary Studies

You will acquire an appreciation for the multiple dimensions of any given subject by applying the content, methods and assumptions of two or more disciplines. You will learn to integrate knowledge from across the curriculum. A course is an interdisciplinary studies course if instructors from two or more disciplines teach the course.

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