Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

University Parallel Programs

Valencia College's Degree Pathways are designed for a student who plans to earn the Associate in Arts Degree and transfer to one of the eleven state universities in Florida as a junior to complete a bachelor's degree in one of the specific majors. Each Degree Pathways includes the courses to satisfy Valencia's General Education requirements for the A.A. Degree and the Statewide Common Course Prerequisites for the specific major (which count as the elective credits for the A.A. Degree).

The Degree Pathways are included in the Associate in Arts Degree section of the catalog, and by clicking on the Degree Pathways and Exploratory link below or on the Navigation Bar on the left side of the screen.

Associate in Arts Degree: Exploratory

The Associate in Arts Degree: Exploratory is available for students who want a two-year college degree and have not selected a Degree Pathway for transfer to a state university in Florida and for students who plan to transfer to a private and/or out-of-state institution. Although the Degree Pathways provide the best preparation for transfer to specific majors in Florida's State University System, a student still may choose the Associate in Arts: Exploratory for a variety of reasons.

Answer Center

For general enrollment questions, assistance is available at the virtual Answer Center or contact Enrollment Services.


Course Requirements

The Associate in Arts Degree requires a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours including 36 hours in general education, 24 hours of acceptable electives.

Graduation Requirements

Responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation with an Associate in Arts degree rests with the student.

Transfer Guarantees

Community College Associate in Arts graduates are guaranteed certain rights under the statewide Articulation Agreement 6A-10.024.

Office of Curriculum and Articulation

Dr. Cheryl Robinson

Krissy Brissett
Curriculum Coordinator