Associate in Arts

•  60 Credit Hours

Prepare for university transfer in areas such as art, education, English, history, journalism, pre-law, psychology, sociology, and communications.

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts degree program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as art, education, English, history, journalism, library, pre-law, psychology, sociology, or communications. Students may complete the first two years at Eastern by earning the Associate in Arts requiring a minimum of 60 semester hours.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively
  • Think critically and solve problems
  • Examine issues from a global perspective
  • Conduct basic research and evaluate electronic and traditional sources
  • Appreciate literature and the arts

Course Selection

To determine appropriate course selections, students should consult with the catalog of the institution to which they intend to transfer.  Transfer Concentration Electives are transferable courses in the discipline of interest. Students should select Transfer Concentration Electives in consultation with an advisor and/or college to which they intend to transfer.

Course Recommendations

The following courses are recommendations to fulfill program requirements in each discipline:

History: Select three hours of history courses
Humanities: Select humanities electives from foreign language, art, music, literature, and religion courses.
Mathematics: AA majors select MTH 121 or MTH 135 or higher
Science: Select science electives from biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science.
Social Science: Select social science electives from psychology, sociology, geography, and economics courses

Note: all electives must be college-level courses at the 100 level or higher.

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2022-2023 and based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $3,840 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.

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