2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 36,800
Foreign students
USD 36,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Associate in Arts degree includes courses from different disciplines to provide students with breadth of knowledge in the liberal arts. All Cottey students take courses to fulfill the general education core requirements, including classes in fine arts, math, physical education, and science. In addition, Associate in Arts students are required to take two sequential courses in a foreign language (French, German, or Spanish), a course in communications, and two courses each in humanities and social sciences.  Students can choose from classes in Anthropology, Business, Classics, Communications, Economics, English, Film, History, International Business, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Speech, and Women’s Studies. This broad perspective prepares students for a major or minor in any area of the liberal arts.

The Associate in Arts degree prepares students to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Cottey or at another four-year institution.  This degree encourages students to deepen their knowledge in various areas of human experience, practice their communication skills, and learn (or improve their proficiency in) a foreign language. Students also explore disciplines of interest through at least 11-14 elective credits in the degree requirements.

Entry Requirements

International Applicants

  • Students whose first language is not English must furnish Cottey College with official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students whose first language is English will be required to furnish Cottey College with official scores from either the ACT or SAT. 
  • Our institution requires an overall band score of a 5.5 or higher on the IELTS and at least a 500 on the paper-based 174 on the computer-based, 62 on the internet-based exams. Additionally, a subscore of at least 49 and a GPA equivalent to at least 2.6 is required.