Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree for Adult Professionals | Judson University Christian College


The Associate of Arts degree is an accelerated program intended to fulfill the general education prerequisites needed for a bachelor's degree at Judson University. This degree is designed for working adults with a minimum of one year of work experience and preferably in continued employment. You will explore the practices of spiritual growth and development, and reflect on your own spiritual experiences.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Encounter and reflect on the Christian faith and its implications on life, work, and learning.
  • Practice wellness from a Christian stewardship perspective and make responsible lifestyle choices that lead to optimal health and vitality.
  • Appreciate the development, values, and limitations of their own and other cultures through personal integration and communication.
  • Engage the complexity of human personality and behavior, developing balanced and critical self-awareness, and demonstrating sensitivity in interpersonal relationships.
  • Develop widening aesthetic appreciation, discernment, and expression, including an understanding of the creative process.
  • Acquire critical and creative thinking abilities, read, and listen perceptively, and write and speak effectively and responsibly.
  • Develop analytical, research, and problem-solving skills using appropriate mathematics, logic, technology and scientific methods.

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Campus Locations: Applied Psychology, B.A.

Elgin, Rockford, and Online


What Courses Will I Take?

A.A. in Liberal Arts Course List

The A.A. of Liberal Arts degree requires 60 credit hours of courses.

  • LDB105 Foundations of Adult Learning
  • GEN101 Faith and Learning I
  • MTS106 Computer Basics
  • COM101 Effective Communication I
  • COM102 Effective Communication II
  • MAT105 General Education Mathematics
  • ESS145 Wellness
  • ART210 Visual Culture
  • GEN126 Foundations of Spiritual Life
  • SSC211 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • SSC263 The City in History: Chicago
  • SPC230 Business Presentations
  • GEN105 Survey of the Bible
  • ENG267 Literature, Life, and Ideas
  • COM111 Business Writing
  • ENG225 Literature of Spirituality
  • SCM101 Scientific Ideas in Physical Science that Impact the 21st Century
  • SOC220 Social Problems
  • SCM102 Scientific Ideas in Life Science that Impactthe 21st Century
  • GEN102 Faith and Learning II

How Much of My Time Will It Take?

Judson’s Professional Studies Division is tailored to adults who are building on work experience or prior education as they seek a bachelor’s degree. Our students continually report that they are able to attend college and earn a degree while still maintaining their work and family life. Classes meet just one night a week or online. Expect to spend about 15 hours a week on coursework outside of each class.

Take the Next Steps With Us!

Enrolling in Judson University’s Adult Undergraduate Programs is easy. And once we’ve received your application materials, we are generally able to get your application processed within 10 business days.

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