Associate of Arts and Sciences to Degree Completion Pathways
Online degree completion programs provide a pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree 100% online. Often students in these programs enter with some previous college credit and learn they will need additional courses to satisfy general education requirements. The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree (AAS) to Degree Completion Pathway offers a solution for students targeting a 100% online bachelor’s degree.
The AAS Pathway also offers a solution for students targeting a 100% online bachelor’s degree. By combining the AAS degree’s general education courses with a degree completion program’s required courses, students may satisfy their general education requirements along with their program core requirements completely online for any of the online degree completion programs at UW-Parkside
AAS + Degree Completion = 100% Online Bachelor’s Degree
To help you reach your educational goals, advisors and faculty at UW-Parkside work with you to choose courses that clear the way.
Online degree completion programs are also an option for students without previous college credit. By following the AAS to Degree Completion Pathway, beginning with AAS general education courses, then moving on to the bachelor's degree required courses, students will achieve a bachelor’s degree, 100% online, from start to finish.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE DEFINITION
An associate’s degree is a post-secondary degree traditionally requiring full-time students two years to complete. The AAS degree fulfills the general education requirements at UW System schools and beyond. As a stand-alone credential, the AAS is a good fit for occupations requiring workers to have some college experience.
Higher Earning Potential
Can you get a good job without a degree? Yes, but having a degree can increase your earning potential. According to a special report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017, earning an associate degree can provide a salary boost. An associate degree holder’s median weekly salary is 7.4 percent more than those with some college credit and 14.9 percent more than those with only a high school diploma.
Once you earn an associate's degree there is an opportunity to enter the workforce with a credential that can increase earnings, while pursuing an online bachelor's degree through one of the degree completion programs.
ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS
Pursue your bachelor's degree with one of the convenient online programs listed below. Classes are in a convenient asynchronous format, which means you may view instructional materials each week at a time that you choose. (Verses synchronous, which requires logging in at specific times each week.)
Suggested pre-requisite AAS courses for each of the degree completion programs are listed below. (UWX courses are AAS courses.) If you have not completed these courses and other credit numbers and/or GPA requirements yet, you may be admitted into the program as a pending student until the requirements are satisfied.
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (HIMT)
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
- UWX-MA 116 College Algebra
UWX-MA 108 Quantitative Reasoning (UWP MATH 104)
UWP MATH 111 College Algebra I; higher level math courses are also acceptable.
- UWX-BL 101 Concepts of Biology (UWP 1NSB Natural Science Gen Ed-Biology)
UWP BIOS 100 Nature of Life OR UWP BIOS 103 Human Biology
- UWX-CM 101 Public Speaking
UWP SPCH 105 Public Speaking
- A college-level statistics course such as UWX-MA 117 Elementary Statistics
UWP MATH 103 Elementary Statistics
UW-Parkside is your local connection to the degree pathways program, where you can meet with advisors and connect to the resources our campus provides. As an online student, you have access to the same services traditional students have such as Parkside's Tutoring and Career Centers, Student Health and Counseling Center, Library, Clubs and Organizations, as well as the opportunity to meet face-to-face with faculty.