UW Flexible Option Associate of Arts & Science

Students can now pursue an online Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree from UW Colleges in the UW Flexible Option format. UW Flexible Option is especially designed for self-motivated nontraditional students who want their previous schooling, work skills, and priorknowledge to apply toward degrees or certificates. 

The competency-based and self-paced format of the UW Flexible Option fits the schedules of students who must balance work and family responsibilities with educational goals. Because most Flexible Option competencies and assessments are delivered online, students have the opportunity to learn when and where they choose.

Associate of Arts and Science Degree

The Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree is the foundation for more than 200 college majors. All University of Wisconsin four-year institutions, including UW-Madison, consider the AAS degree from UW Colleges to satisfy the university-wide general education breadth requirements. An associate degree also signals to employers that you have the advanced skills in communication and critical thinking necessary to succeed in today’s workplaces.

For students with transferable college credit admitted to a UW Flexible Option bachelor’s program, the competency sets offered by UW Colleges in the Flexible Option format can be used to fulfill the General Education Requirements of the degree.

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