Southern New Hampshire University

Liberal Arts, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

An associate of arts degree can be a meaningful milestone on your journey toward a college degree or a springboard into the working world. Graduates with associates degrees in liberal arts are eligible for entry-level administrative and managerial positions in a wide range of fields - from business to social services, retail and more.

See Yourself Succeed with a Liberal Arts Major

Your associate degree coursework in Liberal Arts at the Southern New Hampshire University will expose you to a broad range of topics and help you develop skills that will be of great value both in the workplace and in furthering your education, among them:

  • Communication. Communicate effectively through written, oral and visual forms of communication
  • Critical thinking. Analyze situations and issues through a thoughtful, evaluative process
  • Analytical. Become familiar with math and science concepts based in theoretical and real-world applications
  • Problem-solving. View and analyze problems from multiple angles to make well-reasoned decisions
  • Research. Conduct primary and secondary research to examine an issue or support a thesis orally and in writing
  • Creativity. Expand your creative skills to develop new ways of approaching issues or completing projects
  • Lifelong learning. Develop a lifelong intellectual curiosity by expanding your knowledge of a range of issues and topics and your desire to continue learning
  • Global perspective. Understand major historical and current events around the world that have shaped today's global structure
  • Teamwork. Gain a deeper understanding of group dynamics and develop the interpersonal skills of an effective team member

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your liberal arts associate degree at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine

Internships & Outcomes

A liberal arts education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.In short, you can go almost anywhere - professionally and personally - with a liberal arts degree. Your liberal arts degree studies at SNHU give you knowledge and skills you can build on throughout life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Public Speaking
  • College Composition
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Introduction to Humanities I
  • Introduction to Humanities II
  • Introduction to Information Technology

For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

410 - 1,550 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.