Explore programs and certificates, semester action steps, and career and transfer information in the Arts and Communications.
Pre-Enrollment Planning and Semester Action Steps Documents:
The Pre-Enrollment Planning and Semester Action Steps Documents are useful guides to help you obtain necessary resources and graduate.
What are Milestone Courses?
Milestone courses (shown in bold in the recommended course sequence) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation. Milestone course grades less than a 2.0 (C) should be discussed with an advisor.
Learn more about Union College transfer options for your field of study.
The Career Options and Potential Earnings are associated with the degree you will earn from Union College.
Learn more about your degree program:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Certificate of Achievement is for students who want to enhance their career options and enter the workforce at a faster pace.