Associate Degree Programs
An associate degree is an important first step in preparing you for the future by completing the foundational courses needed for any degree. Through these courses you’ll find your passion and determine your major. It’s the best way to figure out exactly what you’d like to do with your life.
An Important First Step
Earning an associate degree will show your employer that you’re serious about your education – it’s a nice addition to your resume. Whether you’re starting from the beginning or you have college credits to transfer, UMass Global can be the answer.
Each level of education you complete offers an opportunity to develop skills, gives you access to higher paying occupations, and demonstrates that you’re able to follow through on important tasks. With an AA degree, you’ll have seamless transferability into a bachelor’s degree program.
- If you don't have any transfer credits, don't worry! You simply need a high school diploma or GED to get started. From there, passing the math and English entrance tests are the next step.
- If you've already earned 12 or more credits that you'd like to transfer, all you need do is submit your transcripts for review. It's an efficient way to earn credit for your prior coursework.
Find Your Associate Degree Program
AA in General Business (MyPath)
Business and Professional Studies
AA in General Education
Arts and Sciences
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about earning an associate degree and how it can help you move forward in your education and career.
What is an associate degree good for?
How long does it take to get an associate degree?
Is an associate degree the same as a bachelor's degree?
Do I have to get an associate degree before a bachelor's?
No. An AA can be earned before a bachelor’s degree, but it is not required to complete these separately. Some students prefer to take it step-by-step, while others may choose to enter straight into their bachelor’s once they begin college since the associate-level is already embedded in the curriculum.