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Online Associate's Degrees for Military Students, Associate Degree

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Choose from a wide range of courses within the general curriculum of the Online Associate's Degrees for Military Students. Explore several disciplines within the Associate of Arts program with a general curriculum at University of Maryland University College. Our admissions advisors can help you select courses to align with your personal interests and future educational and career plans.
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Intended Program Outcomes

The student who graduates with an Associate of Arts degree should be able to:

  • Utilize academic skills to transition to further academic and professional studies (if he or she is transitioning to a bachelor's degree program).
  • Employ academic skills and specialized knowledge to succeed and advance in chosen career and professional fields (if he or she is completing studies at this level).

General Curriculum Requirements

Students in the Online Associate's Degrees for Military Students programme at University of Maryland University College may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMUC's offerings. Students in this program accept responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets their intended learning outcomes. They are encouraged to seek assistance from academic advisors in arranging their curriculum as appropriate to their personal interests and future educational plans.

Recommended Sequence

The following course sequence will fulfill all the requirements for the AA in general studies. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may make it necessary to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Students should consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options.

Specialized Curricula

The Associate of Arts specialized curricula are for adult students who wish to pursue a specific career or educational goal, often as a basis for further study toward the bachelor's degree. Specialized curricula are recommended but optional within the AA degree in general studies. Appropriate coursework for each of the specialized curricula is indicated by Coursework for the major. Students should take careful note of course prerequisites and recommended course sequences. Curricula may be available only in limited geographic areas.

  • Accounting
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Language Area Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Women's Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Writing
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Concepts and Applications of Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Economics in the Information Age

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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