Associate of Arts

Belhaven's Associate of Arts degree is a Christian liberal arts program, serving as a stepping stone into one of our Bachelor programs. This degree, taught from a Christian perspective, emphasizes the importance of ideas through history, and those personal values that lead to personal, spiritual and professional success. Courses in literature history, financial planning, biblical studies and personal life management skills are examples of courses offered.

The Associate of Arts program takes approximately 18-25 months to complete. This program may be started with no prior college experience. After completion of the AA degree, students can easily transition into one of our many bachelor degree programs.

  • 62 credit hours
  • Classes taught one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

Curriculum Summary

The Associate of Arts degree at Belhaven is a 62 credit hour program that offers transferable credit. The remaining credits needed to complete the Associate of Arts can be earned taking general electives.

Course # Course Name Credits
EDU 106 Foundations of Composition*
(* test out option available)
EDU 105 Learning Strategies for Adults 3
BIB 220 Exploring the Old Testament 3
BIB 221 Exploring the New Testament 3
ENG 103 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 108 Effective Research Writing 3
MAT 202 Quantitative Reasoning 3
ENG 203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG 204 Survey of World Literature II 3
BIO 125 Science & Culture II 4
HIS 108 Civilization 3
HIS 205 Contemporary World History 3
WVC 301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $405
Undergraduate Military – currently serving $250
Undergraduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $324

Visit the Tuition web page to view tuition cost worksheet, other fees and the cost estimate calculator.

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