Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Liberal Education

Graduation Requirements:

Students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in liberal education must complete a total of 60 college-level semester credits, including:

  • MnTC requirements
  • Health - one course
  • Exercise Science - one course
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the
    60 credit requirement.

Other Graduation Requirements:

  • Complete the specific degree requirements as specified above.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college level credits at Normandale.

By specific agreement, students who have been awarded the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Education have satisfied all general education requirements for graduation from any of Minnesota’s public colleges and universities.

The following schools also accept the AA degree as satisfying their general education requirements:

Minnesota Schools:

Argosy University, Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran College, Capella University, College of St. Scholastica, Concordia University in St. Paul, and St. Mary’s University.

North Dakota Schools:

Mayville State University, North Dakota State University, the University of North Dakota.

Wisconsin Schools:

Northland College, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior.

The general education (MnTC) portion of the AA degree satisfies the liberal education requirements at the University of Minnesota.