Liberty University Associate Degrees

Take the First Step in Your Academic Journey Toward a Life of Excellence

At Liberty University, we realize that you may not have the time or money to pursue a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Our associate degree programs can provide you with the flexibility you need to begin your academic journey toward a fulfilling career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,* people with an associate degree experience lower unemployment rates and make roughly $120 more per week than someone with just a high school diploma.

Available Arts and Sciences Associate Degrees Online

At Liberty, you can finish your associate degree in less than 2 years and be well on your way to career success!

  • Our Associate of Arts in Creative Writing will help you hone your writing skills and teach you about the business of writing stories that influence people and change lives.
  • Our Associate of Arts in History degree provides training in American and world history, the history of western civilization, geography, and more. You will be well-prepared for many of the history-related and government jobs you’re interested in pursuing.
  • Our Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides a flexible degree option where you can choose elective courses, pair education with behavioral sciences, study government and business together, or combine paralegal studies and communication. The options are endless.
  • With an A.A. in Military History, you will be equipped to serve in a variety of government positions or go on to complete a bachelor’s degree in military studies, history, or social sciences.
  • Our Associate of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics is designed to equip you with a foundational understanding of civil liberties, economics, government, and political philosophy.
  • With an Associate of Science in Physics, you can prepare to address real-world challenges – from modeling an oil spill to working with a particle accelerator – using analytical skills and mathematical solutions.
  • Our Associate of Arts in STEM Mathematics degree is a great way to get your career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) started!

Why Choose Liberty University’s College of Arts and Sciences for Your Online Associate Degree?

Your passions and interests are important to us. By choosing to pursue one of our associate degrees, you will develop skills in university-level writing, speaking, reading, and computer literacy with the ability to utilize analytical reasoning and library research. After completing your associate degree, you can make the decision whether or not you want to continue your educational journey and earn a bachelor’s degree. The great thing about having college credits from your associate degree is that you can use those credits to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program of your choice.

College of Arts and Sciences Online Associate Degrees Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online associate degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • You can complete your online associate degree from Liberty University in under 2 years.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment (viewed online December 6, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.