Associate of Arts and Science Degree

An Associate of Arts and Science degree is the foundation for many college majors. At Alverno, our program is designed as the equivalent of the first half of a baccalaureate degree, helping you develop the professional and interpersonal skills you need to make it in just about any career you choose. It extends Alverno's bold, results-oriented approach to education by giving you more personalized guidance throughout your academic journey. 

Pathway to a bachelor's degree

You will benefit from small classes with support from professors, advisors and mentors as well as:

Cohorted classes: AAS students take their core classes with other AAS students. This increases support among students and allows faculty to stagger large assignments and assessments. 

Academic strategies lab: Each semester, students learn strategies on how to be more successful students through thoughtfully-designed weekly class sessions on topics such as time management, study strategies and stress reduction.

Dedicated mentors: Each student is assigned a mentor in Advising, Financial Aid and Student Accounts. These staff members help guide and assist each student throughout their academic journey.

Feedback and mid-semester progress reports: Students receive feedback from instructors, including individual conferences with instructors in many key courses and a mid-semester report for each class, highlighting areas of success and areas in need of improvement. 

Electives: Besides the program's core curriculum, students select elective courses that align with their career goals, such as business, communication and social sciences.

Two-year program: After completing 60 credit hours, students are granted an associate's degree and become eligible for admission into a bachelor's degree program.

The Alverno edge

Alverno is internationally known for its unique abilities-based curriculum, which will help you become a strong communicator, leader, critical thinker and problem-solver – all skills prized by employers.

The support you need to succeed

Forget about giant lecture halls or vying for face time with professors in crowded classes. Alverno’s 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes ensure you’ll really get to know our caring faculty, and that personal connection allows professors to guide you toward meaningful electives that will help you
reach your goals.

Benefits of a women’s college

It’s not about equal opportunity. It’s about leveraging every opportunity. Graduates of a women’s college are more likely to assume leadership roles, earn advanced degrees and be prepared to excel at their first job.

GET IN TOUCH! Do you have questions about our Associate of Arts and Science program? We invite you to connect with us to learn more.

Contact Sophia Pajewski, Admissions Counselor at 414-382-6108 or