Associate of Arts

Liberal Arts AA Transfer at SCTCC

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Not quite sure what career path to choose? Or, just looking to save money on your intended four-year degree? Then SCTCC’s two-year Associate in Arts Degree is the perfect place to start.

The A.A. degree exposes students to a variety of courses that develop key communication and critical thinking skills. These courses also introduce students to new and diverse ideas that can help uncover talents, skills, and interests you didn’t know you had.

This program is available online and on campus.

An AA degree from SCTCC is designed to transfer to any Minnesota State 4-year university. Credits will transfer to other universities as well.

from Duluth
What I really like about SCTCC is the instructors: how much they care about you and how much they love to teach. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
from Milan
I’m getting an AA, and I know classes are transferable. Plus they’re much cheaper on this side. You can take an identical course for half the price and it’s the same class.

Accreditations & Credentials

SCTCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The associate’s degree fully transfers to any one of the seven Minnesota State universities:

  • Bemidji State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Winona State University

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See more about different transfer options.

What's the difference between an AA and the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum?

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is only 40 credits and makes up the core of an AA. Both will transfer to a Minnesota State university, but you'll save some more money by getting more credits done with an AA.

Program Scholarship

Apply just once for scholarships at SCTCC and you're considered for all qualifying scholarships!

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