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Associate of Arts

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

Earn your first college degree in a flexible program designed to give you leverage for a better job, a promotion in your current job or the option to pursue a more advanced degree.

An Associate of Arts degree is for:

  • Those wishing to begin a college education without committing to a four-year program right at the start.
  • Those who would like to advance in their careers and increase their earning potential.
  • Those who wish to have a marketable credential until they can complete a more advanced degree.
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Flexible Options for Your Schedule

With no required class or login times, you can complete your degree when it's convenient for you. You can choose to take classes full- or part-time, allowing you to continue working while going to school.

I.T. Support

Connect with friendly technical support professionals, throughout the week and at select hours on weekends, via chat, phone or email as you navigate your online courses.

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What Will I Learn?

Through Houghton's Associate degree, you will:

  • Gain a broad base of understanding that will equip you with the critical skills needed by today's employers.
  • Have the option to specialize your degree in one of three areas of focus:
    • Human Resources Management
    • Organizational Management
    • Psychology

62 Credits


General Education


Elective Courses or Area of Focus

Degree Requirements

Cost and Affordability

The cost for the Associate Degree is:


Cost per credit hour


Audit fee per credit hour

2023-24 Academic Year
Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

Application Requirements


Choose A Start Date

July 8, 2024
Sept. 2, 2024
Jan. 13, 2025

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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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