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Associate of Arts, A.A.

About the Associate of Arts Degree

LUJ's undergraduate program also offers an accredited Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. Through a combination of both required and elective courses, students are exposed to a wide variety of courses that give insight into future majors and careers. Students successfully completing this program are equipped not only with two years of a personalized education at an international campus but also full confidence in their choice of major when the time comes to transfer and continue their studies.

To qualify for an A.A. degree, students need to complete 60 credits (typically 20 courses). Students who have attended other colleges or institutions can transfer up to 36 credits towards their degree. Click through various categories below to get a sense of what lies ahead as a Lakeland student. Below you can see a full list of courses currently being offered at Lakeland University Japan.

Students entering the program take placement tests in Writing, Reading and Mathematics to determine whether any of the three skills courses may be exempted. A maximum of 3 semester hours (A.A.) or 6 semester hours (B.A.) may be used towards degree total.

  • Writing Workshop
  • Reading Workshop
  • Math Workshop

All students must take the four Rhetorical & Interdisciplinary skills courses:

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Public Speaking
  • Core I: Foundations of Critical Thinking
  • Intermediate Algebra

The degree also requires completion of at least one course in 7 of the following 8 areas:

  • Art, Music, and Theatre
  • History and Political Science
  • Literature & Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Social Sciences
  • World Languages

The remainder of credits may be filled with any other courses, acting as electives. In total, there are more than fifty courses actively offered at Lakeland University Japan within a given school year.

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