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The Accelerated Degree satisfies general education requirements for an Associate of Arts and Science Degree across all UW System schools. In addition, there are clear pathways for students to smoothly continue on to earn their Bachelor’s degree at UW-Green Bay in a number of online or in-person disciplines.

In total 60 credits are required for the degree, which will break down as follows:

Description Credits
General education courses 40 credits
Emphasis courses 12 credits
Elective credits, including capstone 8 credits
Total Degree 60 credits

Ways of Learning

Fall/Spring Semesters
During fall and spring semesters students will take two to three classes at a time in six-week increments, which means by the end of their first semester they will have completed four classes.

Students will be able to engage with courses anywhere and anytime as courses will be offered online.

Summer Semester
During the summer semester four-week classes will be offered, making it possible for students to complete three classes by end of summer.

Get Credit for Your Life Experiences

In order to increase adult learner on-ramps to degree completion, the Accelerated Degree has been designed to ensure that any knowledge, skills and abilities students have gained outside of formal higher education – through work, military and other experiences – may be recognized and applied toward the required credits.

An evaluation of student’s learning experiences outside of formal education and completing an unofficial credit transfer evaluation will be part of their initial consultation with the Student Success Coach.