Associate of Science-Liberal Arts

Associate of Science-Liberal Arts

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If you’re considering a four-year college or university, consider this: earning an Associate of Science-Liberal Arts degree at Western could save you 40 percent over the cost of a four-year university in Wisconsin, and it's one-sixth the cost of the average private college. You could save thousands of dollars, take on much less debt, and graduate with the same degree! If you have a particular college or university in mind, you'll want to check out how your credits will transfer before enrolling.

The Associate of Science-Liberal Arts degree program provides a solid foundation in what is typically known as “general education.” If you are undecided about a major, this degree program will expose you to a wide variety of courses and help you develop insight into which career areas you’d like to explore further. The curriculum is comparable to the coursework offered in the first or second year of a four-year college program and includes English, math, science, history, social sciences, the humanities, and wellness.

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Estimated Program Costs

The estimated cost for this program is currently unavailable. Please visit the Tuition page for general information about Western tuition and fees.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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