Associate of Arts

Take the first step towards achieving your educational goals, advancing in your career and increasing your earning potential.

A Houghton University education can give you leverage for a better job, a promotion in your current job or the option to pursue a more advanced degree. Earn your first college degree in a flexible program. This two-year degree can be completed in as few as 18 months for full time students.

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Flexible Timeline

Fit your degree around your schedule with full and part-time options. For full-time students, you can complete your degree in as little as 18 months.

Degrees are conferred from Houghton University in Houghton, NY. Most coursework will be completed at the Buffalo extension site located in the King Urban Life Center. Students’ required capstone course will be held on the Houghton, NY campus and emphasize the learning outcomes for the entire program.

Grow Your Potential

Take the next step in your education without having to commit to a four-year degree. Use this next level of education to further improve your capabilities, gain marketable credentials and increase your earning potential. An associate's degree can also serve as a solid stepping stone toward a more advanced degree, like a Bachelor's.

Cost and Affordability

Houghton will coordinate all your financial aid. This includes all state and federal financial aid as well as scholarships. See what typical students pay for their education in a variety of cost scenarios.

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What Will I Learn?

Through Houghton's Associate degree, you will:

  • Equip yourself will critical skills desired by today's employers
  • Specialize your degree in one of four areas of focus:
    • Management
    • Leadership Development
    • Human Resources Management
    • Integrated Marketing & Communication

62 Credits


General Education


Elective Courses or Area of Focus

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

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Complete the form to get more details about taking coursework towards your A.A. degree at Houghton University's Buffalo location.