The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a two-year direct transfer liberal arts degree consisting of at least 60 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels.

Learning Outcomes

  • Global and Cultural Awareness: Develop the ability to perceive how people interact with their cultural and natural environments, through their own worldview and through the worldviews of others, in order to analyze how individuals and groups function in local and global contexts.
  • Critical Thinking and Creativity: Make judgments, solve problems, and reach decisions using analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills.
  • Communication: Use written, visual, and oral communication to discover, develop, and communicate meaning, and to respond respectfully to the ideas of others in multiple environments.
  • Information Literacy: Identify information needed in a variety of situations, and access, evaluate, and use relevant information effectively and responsibly.

Overview of Requirements

To earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree, Windward Community College students must complete 60 credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. Students who are awarded an Associate in Arts degree from a UH Community College must have a Community College cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all coursework taken in fulfillment of A.A. degree requirements.

At least 12 of the credits for the A.A. degree must be earned at Windward Community College. No more than 12 credits in any combination of independent study or cooperative education may apply to the degree requirements.

Credits must be earned in the required areas.

Any one course can fulfill only one area. (e.g.: SP 151, SP 231, SP 251)

Special Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) (a total of 2 courses)

Math Placement: Place into Math 100 or complete Math 25 with a “C” or higher.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older, or
  • Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

International Student requirements and information

Submit an application if you are:

  • Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses
  • A first-time college student
  • A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus)
  • A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution)
  • Transfer Credit Search - UH System Course Transfer Database
  • An Early Admit or Running Start student (a junior or senior high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program)
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
- Resident $126 per credit, Non-resident $340 per credit
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