Associate of Arts in Liberal Education

The Associate of Arts degree (AA) is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor's degree. The AA degree is a generalist liberal arts degree. Many students choose to concentrate in a particular field of study as preparation for a planned major at a four-year college or university. Students may choose to follow one of the emphases or develop an individual plan within the general AA degree. Both options are designed to identify the appropriate core of courses for transfer in a student's major to their chosen four-year college or university. At least 40 of the 60 credits must be taken within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Students are strongly encouraged to develop an educational plan in consultation with a Normandale counselor or academic advisor to assure that degree requirements are fulfilled.