Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts (AA)
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Why choose Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts?

  • The perfect choice for students who wish to earn a widely relevant associate of arts or associate in science degree and/or who wish to gain college credits for transfer.
  • Provides an excellent foundation for continuing experience and success in higher education.
  • Through inquiry, observation, and analysis, you’ll develop a broader perspective, improve your problem-solving skills, and hone your self-expression in both writing and speaking.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
Students who intend to continue their education at a baccalaureate degree granting college or university can benefit from the University Transfer Liberal Arts Program. With a greater emphasis on social science and humanities, the Liberal Arts-Associate of Arts degree is available to students at Mid-State through a special partnership with Nicolet College and provides a foundation for success by offering liberal arts courses equal to those found in the first two years of a four-year degree. Students complete coursework at Mid-State and graduate with a Nicolet Liberal Arts-Associate of Arts degree.

Students who complete an associate degree often have the benefit of a degree-to-degree transfer, where universities grant junior status and automatically waive specific lower-division requirements, such as general degree requirements, regardless of individual courses taken at Mid-State Technical College.

The Liberal Arts degree programs at Mid-State allow students to obtain an associate degree from Nicolet College that transfers to numerous colleges and universities, including every campus in the University of Wisconsin system. Up to 30 of the program’s 60 credits can be Mid-State courses—the remainder are completed with Nicolet College. Students will receive all the cost savings and the convenience of a complete liberal arts transfer degree while taking classes at Mid-State campuses with the help of TelePresence, online, and hybrid delivery methods.


Program Locations

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

Students in the Liberal Arts-Associate of Arts (University Transfer) program take courses to meet the general requirements of a four-year degree, just like at a four-year campus. Through inquiry, observation, and analysis, students gain knowledge and skills in the arts and sciences, which enable them to broaden their perspective, increase problem-solving skills, and express themselves effectively in both writing and speaking. Students take courses within a core curriculum, with an emphasis on social sciences and humanities.

 

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2019/2020 academic calendar year.

  • Total Estimated Cost: $10,890

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program can be taken at Mid-State but is offered through a consortium agreement with Nicolet College. Complete your FAFSA using school code 008919. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at Nicolet for more information.

Please see the Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts Program Information Guide for course information.

Instructors

MEGAN BLOUNT, BS, DC


LAUREN EBBECKE, BA, MS


DEBORAH KRAUSE, BS, MS, PhD


MEGAN KUNDINGER, BS, MS


SANDRA NICHOLS, BA, MA


ANNE PAWLAK, BS, MST


MICHELLE PERIA, BA, MA, PhD


JILL QUINN, BA, MA, MFA


MEGAN SOKOLOWSKI, BA, MA


KELLY STEIDINGER, BA, MA


STEVE THAYER, BS, MA


BRADLEY WEISS, BS, MST

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Careers

“The Liberal Arts associate degrees at Mid-State offer an incredible value in many dimensions. The courses in these programs are geared toward key skills employers are seeking and truly prepare students to stand out as strong employment candidates.”

DAVID CLARK
MANAGER OF CORPORATE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
RENAISSANCE
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI

Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Liberal Arts Associate of Arts Pathway