Here you will find information about the different types of Degree and Certificate Programs offered at Union.
Associate in Arts – A.A.
The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by Union College upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two to three years full-time and three or more years part-time. It is equivalent to the first two years of a four-year college or university degree. This degree is intended for students who wish to graduate from Union College, then transfer to a four-year college or university upon graduation.
Associate in Science – A.S.
The Associate in Science degree (A.S.) is awarded to students who are interested in earning an Associate’s degree at Union College, then transferring to a four-year college or university. The area of concentration is usually in mathematics, natural sciences, or technology. It is the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year college or university degree. This degree is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or to find a job upon graduation.
Associate in Applied Science – A.A.S.
The Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) is awarded to students who are interested in entering the work force upon graduation. These career oriented courses of study provide hands-on experience. Students who would like to transfer should meet with an academic advisor to ensure that all necessary requirements are met.
Certificate – CT.
The Certificate course of study consists of 30-36 credits including six credits of General Education courses. Certificate programs are intended for students who wish to enter the workforce in a shorter time than a traditional degree program takes to finish.
Certificate of Achievement – CT.A.
The Certificate of Achievement is for students who want to enhance their career options and enter the workforce at a faster pace.