College of Arts and Sciences

Associate in Arts (Online)

The online Associate in Arts degree makes it possible to build your education on a solid foundation. It's a fully accredited, two-year degree program that satisfies the general education requirements for most bachelor's degrees. Even if you have little or no previous college experience, you can earn an Associate in Arts degree and then take the next step towards your bachelor's. It's a great start to a new beginning.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

Why Choose An Online Associate's Degree at Northwest University?

Prepare for Success

An Associate in Arts degree offers a broad selection of courses in writing, the humanities, math, natural and social sciences, and Bible—all to ensure you are well prepared for your chosen major. As a result, you'll pursue your field of study with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful.

Save Time and Money

At NU, you can earn your associate degree more quickly through our online courses. You set the pace.

Transfer with Confidence

Our top accreditation ensures that the credits you earn will easily transfer into NU or other universities.

Programs Built Around You

Attend class when it's most convenient for you. If you're working or have a family, you can customize a schedule that fits with your life. We work around your needs.

Distinguished Faculty

Build your academic success upon a well-rounded, quality education that incorporates time-proven values into every course taught by faculty with years of experience in their professional fields.

Proven Excellence

NU has been providing students with an exceptional education for 80 years. U.S. News & World Report recognizes us as a Top Value school.

Courses for the Associate in Arts

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum. We've invested that experience into every one of the 60 credits that make up our Associate in Arts degree.

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CodeCourse TitleCredits
Bible and Theology(6)
Select 6 credits from the following:
BIBL 1103Old Testament History and Literature(3)
BIBL 1203New Testament History and Literature(3)
THEO 1213Christian Thought(3)
THEO 2323Jesus the Messiah(3)
Written and Verbal Communications(9)
ENGL 1013Composition I: Expository Writing(3)
ENGL 1023Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing(3)
COMM 1213Fundamentals of Speech Communication(3)
ENGL xxx3Any Literature course(3)
HIST xxx3Any History course(3)
3 additional credits selected from the following:(3)
Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)
*6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses (see course descriptions for applicability).
Social Sciences(9)
Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)
*6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses (see course descriptions for applicability).
Science and Mathematics(6)
MATH xxx3College-level Mathematics(3)
SCIE xxx3Science Course(3)
Formation and Calling(3)
UCOR 1053Life Calling(3)
Core Electives(18)
Any college-level courses(18)

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