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Associate of Arts and Sciences – Accelerated Online AAS

The online Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree is a two-year, general education-based academic program with topics covering fine arts and humanities, mathematical and natural sciences and social sciences. 

Whether you are looking for career advancement or getting a start to a bachelor’s degree, the 100% online UW Oshkosh AAS program sets you up on a path to success. An AAS degree can serve as the foundation for almost any college major and is widely accepted by other UW System institutions to fulfill the general education courses required for a bachelor’s degree. 


An associate degree is a recognized and impactful credential. Graduates from the program are well-rounded and socially aware professionals who are effective communicators in the workplace. The online AAS program is perfect for students who: 

  • Want to get an affordable start on their general education courses. 
  • Are looking for career advancement in their current field. 
  • Are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Want to demonstrate their professional knowledge in a variety of workplace settings. 


Length of Program 

Depending on the number of credits a student starts with, the AAS program can be completed in as little as 24 months or less.

Affordable and Flexible Format

Our accelerated courses are offered in seven-week sessions and are all available 100% online. We offer rolling admission, so students can start at the beginning of any seven-week session. There’s no need to wait for the start of an official semester—you can begin earning your degree when you’re ready. 

Professors schedule assignment deadlines, but coursework and readings are done at a time that best fits your schedule. There are no live classes or scheduled meeting times, which means our programs work for working professionals. 

Courses in our programs are stackable, which helps you complete your degree sooner! Students in our programs can enroll in one or more courses each semester and the accelerated format means you’ll take fewer courses at the same time.  

Student Support

At UW Oshkosh, student support is at the heart of all that we do. We offer career guidance, personal support and flexible learning opportunities. Our programs offer high-touch support services, so whether you need technical assistance with the learning platform or help with your assignments, we are here to help you succeed. 


Accelerated online degree programs are affordable and optimize the return on investment for students who want to see how online courses fit into their schedules. 

Earn Your Degree in Two Years or Less

Associate of Arts and Sciences courses are priced at $233.52 per credit.


Online and Accelerated

Most courses are delivered in an accelerated, seven-week session, which offers additional flexibility for students working full time whether you work outside or inside the home.

There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Total cost will depend on a variety of factors. Each student’s financial investment will depend on how many credits they transfer and how many credits they earn for prior experience.

We offer no-pressure credit and cost assessments before you even apply! Connect with an admissions counselor to receive an individualized evaluation of your transfer credits. Fill out the form toward the bottom of this page or email admissions@uwosh.edu today! 

Financial Aid 

The majority of students at UW Oshkosh receive financial aid. In 2020-21, we offered $160 million to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Visit the Financial Aid Office website to learn more about the types of financial aid you may be eligible for at uwosh.edu/financialaid. 

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is an initiative to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees. The Wisconsin Tuition Promise provides up to four years of tuition and fee funding for students coming from families earning less than $62,000 annually. Students who take advantage of this program must be Wisconsin residents, first-time enrollees or transfers and attending full time.


Our programs are designed for working professionals. Students are required to meet the admission requirements set by the UW Oshkosh Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We review each application using a comprehensive review process.


You can get a no-pressure credit and cost evaluation with one of our dedicated admissions counselors. Even if you don’t have previous credits to transfer, we can help you understand which degree programs meet your career and life goals. Use the form below to connect with an admissions counselor.

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Fill out the form below, and an admissions counselor will contact you to discuss your path to earning your bachelor's degree.

If you are interested in more than one program, please note that in the comments.

Providing your employer information is voluntary and optional. We ask this information as many of our students utilize employer tuition benefits to lower the cost of attendance and, in many cases, we can assist in this process.

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Tons of Career Options

Our degrees prepare students to be leaders in a wide variety of workplace environments.

Transfer Credits

Transfer in eligible credits from previous institutions. We’ll evaluate your individual experience on a case-by-case basis.


Military credits are eligible for transfer. Visit the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center for information about more military benefits.