Assc of Science, Liberal Arts
Associate in Science Degree
Credits Required for Graduation: 64.00
Learn More About This Program
Associate of Science Liberal Arts Transfer Degree
The liberal arts transfer program is offered in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). It is designed to provide students with the General Education course requirements for a baccalaureate (bachelor) degree at UWL and many other four-year institutions. These courses will transfer to many four-year universities. While many of the courses may transfer to any Wisconsin university, Western has a collaborative agreement with University Wisconsin-La Crosse for this degree.
Students who have a major in mind will need to verify how each course will transfer to the program which they are planning to pursue. For students who have not selected a major field of study, enrolling in the Liberal Arts transfer program will give them a variety of general education courses that will fulfill many requirements of a four-year university baccalaureate program.
Western counselors will help guide you in meeting the minimum credit requirements for each area of the program along with choosing those that will align with specific fields of study at UW-L.
Dr. Mike LeDocq
Academic Faculty Advisor
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a degree?
Yes, upon successful completion of the program requirements, you will be awarded Western's Associate of Science Liberal Arts Degree.
Will my credits transfer to a college/university other than UW-L?
Yes. Viterbo University, Winona State University and many others-please check with the college or university you'd like to attend. It is always recommended that you contact the college or university to which you intend to transfer if you have specific questions about the transferability of a course.
How do I know which courses transfer to UW-L?
All courses in the transfer degree are accepted by UW-L. Upon degree completion transfer to UW-L will be with junior status.
What's the difference between 100 & 200 level courses?
Two-hundred-level courses are part of the AS transfer degree. 100 level courses are part of associate of applied science technical degree courses.
How many credits are involved in this degree?
There are 64 credits. Students take between 45-50 credits at Western and a minimum of 19 credits at UW-L.
Western provides courses in English, social science, math, natural science, and health and wellness; UW-L provides courses in the humanities, foreign language and diversity/ethnic studies.
Do I take classes at both Western & UW-L at the same time?
Yes. However, students must successfully complete 18 credits at Western before taking courses at UW-L. Upon completion of the first 18 credits, students may enroll at either or both Western and UW-L.
How much will it cost?
While attending Western, Western rates apply. While attending UW-L, UW-L rates apply.
Will I qualify to apply for financial aid?
Yes, through Western.
Are there residency requirements?
Students seeking admission transfer to UW-L should meet UW-L residency requirements.
Are Admissions tests required?
Yes, there must be an ACT test score on record. A minimum reading score is also required.
How do I transfer from Western to UW-L?
To transfer from Western to UW-L, please follow the UW-L admission guidelines. Go to uwlax.edu/admissions.
How do I get admitted to UW-L?
Students who complete this collaborative degree and seek admission to UW-L must meet UW-L admission requirements and will be considered along with all transfer applicants. The UW-L Web site is a good resource to answer questions and to find information: uwlax.edu.
Essential Functions (Typical Duties)
- Students entering the transfer degree program should have a strong interest in preparing for the academic rigors of university level courses
- Communication skills, strong reading skills, problem-solving skills
- Computer skills, knowledge and access to complete class assignments.