Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

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Education is supposed to free your mind. But for some students, being confined to a rigid curriculum or particular subject can be constricting rather than freeing. That’s why Hilbert College Global created the online Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, an electives-focused degree program that allows you to pick and choose the topics you’d like to study.

The AA in Liberal Arts gives you the opportunity to explore topics across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, allowing you to craft an eclectic degree experience tailored around your specific interests or career goals. Our advisors will work closely with you to map out your course of study to build an actionable plan for your future, ensuring you take courses that set you up for long-term success—whether you plan on advancing your career or pursuing a bachelor’s degree first.

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See Where an AA in Liberal Arts Can Take You

The online AA in Liberal Arts is the most flexible associate degree we offer at Hilbert College Global, with an electives-heavy curriculum that allows for more freedom of choice. Regardless of the courses you choose to take, the AA in Liberal Arts will help you develop critical-thinking skills, a commitment to serving the greater good and more diverse perspectives. As a liberal arts student, you can study topics like:

  • Art history
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Political science
  • Sociology

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Carve Your Career Path

An AA in Liberal Arts gives you an eclectic foundation of knowledge that will allow you to pursue a variety of career options, such as*:

Teacher’s Assistant

Median Annual Salary: $29,360

Human Resources Assistant

Median Annual Salary: $42,620

Executive Administrative Assistant

Median Annual Salary: $66,870

Customer Service Representative

Median Annual Salary: $36,920

*Salary information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Curriculum & Courses

General Education Requirements (6 Courses, 18 Credit Hours)

  • COM 151 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • EN 101 College Writing (3 credits)
  • EN 102 Writing for the Humanities (3 credits)
  • GS 101 Foundations Seminar (3 credits)
  • GS 201 Service Learning and Civic Engagement (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies (3 credits)

Specific General Education Core Modules (8 Courses, 24 Credit Hours)

  • Mathematics Elective (3 credits)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits)
  • Arts Elective (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Elective (3 credits)
  • Social Science Elective (3 credits)
  • American History/Western Civilization Elective (3 credits)
  • Foreign Culture and Language Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits)

General Electives (6 Courses, 18 Credit Hours)

  • Art History or Music Elective (3 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (2 courses, 3 credits each)
  • All College Electives (3 courses, 3 credits each)
Faculty

You’ll learn from experts in the arts, sciences and mathematics.

Charles Ernst, PhD Professor of English, Arts & Sciences Division; Director, Center for Excellence in Learning; Media Advisor, Hilbert Horizons

Charles Ernst, PhD

Professor of English, Arts & Sciences Division; Director, Center for Excellence in Learning; Media Advisor, Hilbert Horizons

716-649-7900, ext. 315

cernst@hilbert.edu
Kelly Thiel Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Kelly Thiel

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

kthiel@hilbert.edu
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“Everyone at Hilbert that I have been involved with has been amazing; everyone is so informative, understanding, compassionate—driven to help other students and I succeed."

Jennifer Graber,

Student

The Cost of an Online AAS in Business Administration

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$450 per credit

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95% of students receive some form of financial aid

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60 credits

At Hilbert College Global, we’re committed to making your education affordable and accessible. For a full-time associate degree student on a two-year track, the cost of tuition will be $13,500 per year—books are included. However, our transfer-friendly policies and financial aid may significantly reduce the cost of your degree.

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Customizable Education

The AA in Liberal Arts is focused on elective courses, giving you more control of your educational experience.

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High ROI

Hilbert was ranked in the top 25% in the nation for return on investment by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Inclusive Community

Our cultural foundation in inclusivity and support creates a welcoming learning community that guides students to become servant leaders.

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Diverse Learning Opportunities

With such a breadth of courses offered under the degree, you'll have the opportunity to cover a variety of topics across multiple disciplines.

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Flexibility

All courses are asynchronous and last eight weeks, with six convenient start dates throughout the year.

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Attentive Faculty

Thanks to an 11:1 student-to-instructor ratio, you’ll develop strong relationships with our industry-leading faculty members, who are committed to your success.

The next class start date is approaching. Don’t wait to apply!

Get Your Degree While You Work

Flexible scheduling, affordable tuition and accelerated degree programs allow you to balance your personal and professional life while earning your degree.

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Start Your Journey at Hilbert—Apply Today

Applying to Hilbert College Global is fast, simple and completely free. We’re committed to serving transfer students by accepting AP, IB, CLEP and Dantes (DSST) credit. We’ll also waive general education requirements for students who have earned at least 60 credit hours through prior education.

To complete your application, take the following steps.

  • Create an account and set a password.
  • Provide the required materials in the application portal:
    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts from high school and any other collegiate institutions where you’ve attended
    • Send transcripts to onlineadmissions@hilbert.edu or by mail to: Online Admissions, Hilbert College Global, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York, 14075
  • Once we receive your completed application and transcripts, your assigned admissions counselor will connect with you personally to guide you through the remainder of the enrollment process. Have questions or concerns? We’re here to help. Contact us at +1 (716) 320-7900 or by email at admissions@online.hilbert.edu.

About Hilbert College

Hilbert College is an independent institution of higher learning that embraces its Franciscan heritage and values. Students from diverse backgrounds learn through liberal arts and professional programs to become informed citizens committed to serving and strengthening their communities.

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