Associate of Arts and Associate of Science General Transfer Degrees

 The General Transfer degree is designed for students who would like to explore academic options
before declaring their intended degree as well as the student who knows
the program they intend to study at a four year university. 

Students who pursue this degree save over $7,000 in tuition and fees versus
students who start at a four-year university.

This amount does not reflect additional savings students would spend
on a university housing and meal plan.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

4 Semesters, General Transfer Degree

Advising options in:

  • Accounting Technology,
  • Business Technology,
  • Humanities and Fine Arts,
  • Interior Space Planning and Design,
  • Mathematics (may be declared as part of a program of study),
  • Natural Science, Social
  • Psychological Sciences

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

4 Semesters, General Transfer Degree

Advising options in:

  • Accounting Technology,
  • Business Administration,
  • Business Technology,
  • Computer Technology,
  • Natural Science,
  • Pre-Pharmacy,
  • Social and Psychological Sciences
 

What you’ll learn

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are general transfer degrees.  Completion of either program indicates the student has completed a course of UM-Helena Studentstudy equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.  Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees do not officially include a major or minor course of study; nevertheless, students do complete a 22-24 credit program of study option for either an A.A. or A.S. degree.

Students may also accumulate credits to transfer to another college or university.  Completion of the Helena College general education core requirements (31+ credits) satisfies the general education core requirements of the Montana University System.  All Montana University System institutions will accept the Helena College general education core to satisfy their lower division general education requirements.

The General Education Core of the Helena College provides students with the broad foundation of knowledge essential for success at the associate and baccalaureate levels.  The General Education Core of 31+ credits is completed in the following disciplines: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (10+ credits), Written Communication (6 credits), Oral Communication (3 credits), Social and Psychological Sciences (6+ credits), and Humanities/Fine Arts (6+ credits).  The General Education Core prepares students for independent, abstract, and critical thinking; responding creatively to problems; applying quantitative and mathematical knowledge; finding information; and communicating in both orally and in written forms.  This is done to engender life-long learning skills, a foundation of knowledge in a variety of disciplines, and a broadened perspective on our independent, changing global community.

 

Program cost

$7,480