Program Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in General Studies at Western Wyoming Community College aims to give students a well-rounded education, as it touches on many of the basic disciplines in academia. Students may choose this program in order to explore various areas and discover where their own interests lie in order to pursue further education, or they may wish simply to gain more knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects in the human experience. This program should meet the needs of students in the WWCC outreach service area.

The curriculum may provide a complete or almost complete general education section as required by most four-year colleges. It helps if students are aware of the required courses of the institution they intend to transfer to while selecting courses in this program. Students will have several options regarding classes in the other various fields of study. Fields include history, humanities, the sciences, mathematics, communication, computers, and the social sciences. 

Associate’s Degrees intend to provide students with entry-level skills certain focuses. They may also begin a college education with by completing several courses required by universities and colleges, and they can pursue many majors. Students may complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree while exploring their particular field of interest as well as completing general class requirements needed for many bachelor’s degrees. Transferring from high school to college may also be made easier through the online setting.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Western Wyoming Community College is a public, tax-supported, two-year, co-educational institution. Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the fall of 1959. Through the efforts of a citizens’ committee, a campaign was begun, an election was held, and the college and the original district were created. The mission of Wyoming's community colleges is "to provide access to post-secondary educational opportunities by offering broad comprehensive programs in academic as well as vocational-technical subjects." Wyoming's community colleges are low-tuition, open access institutions focusing on academic transfer programs, career and occupational programs, developmental and basic skills instruction, adult and continuing education, economic development training, public and community services programming and student support services. WWCC offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned online.

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