Degree Requirements

Associate Degree

The associate degree is generally accepted by other University of Wisconsin System institutions as fulfilling the university-wide general education breadth requirements. The benefits to earning an associate degree begin with a program that is shorter in duration and can be earned quickly giving you a quick boost in a career field. This is an excellent way for you to earn credentials that will help you succeed in the workplace while you are on your educational pathway towards a bachelor's degree. UWRF offers three Associate Degrees:

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree is primarily intended to provide a broad liberal arts background and is designed to be the foundation for, and satisfy the general education requirements, for most bachelor’s degree programs.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree is primarily intended to provide a basic liberal arts background with an enhanced focus on knowledge of the physical and natural world and quantitative literacy. It is designed to provide the foundational courses in preparation for a bachelor’s degree with highly structured major requirements in the natural sciences.

Associate of Arts and Sciences (completely on-line)

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree is 100% online collaborative degree. This degree is intended to provide a broad, balanced liberal arts and sciences background to satisfy the general education breadth requirements at four-year institutions. The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program is a partnership of UW campuses

Review Degree Requirements

For questions or more information, contact Tricia Davis (, Director of General Education and Associate Degrees.