The Associate of Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts degree is a 60-credit, undergraduate degree available at both the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck and Florham Campus in Madison, as well as entirely online. The AA degree is ideally suited to students, including adult learners, with little or no previous college credit. The program offers a timely and cost-effective way to earn an associate’s degree either as a terminal degree or as a stepping-stone to a bachelor’s degree.

Program Highlights

  • Offered fully online, as well as on-campus.
  • Tuition for the AA program is discounted, with additional aid available from the Office of Veterans Services to eligible students.
  • Rolling admissions and convenient year-round scheduling with online 8- and 10-week course options available.
  • Students may transfer up to 30 credits of the 60 credit AA degree. Credits from other 2- and 4-year institutions, standardized exams (e.g. CLEP, TECEP, DANTES) will be considered, along with military/professional training evaluated by American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Seamless transition to FDU’s bachelor of arts degree completion program
  • One-on-one support is available in the form of in-person and online tutoring.

Admissions Requirements

  • There is no fee to apply
  • Proof of a high school diploma (official transcript) or GED
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities (if applicable)
  • No SAT or ACT scores required

The AA is designed for those with few (up to 30) or no transfer credits and can eventually roll directly into the Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program.

Degree Requirements

The minimum requirements for the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree are:

  • Completion of 60 credits of acceptable college work; up to 64 credits can be earned in the AA program prior to transferring to an upper-division program.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00;
  • Completion of 30 credits (normally the last 30) taken at FDU.


Contact Information
Jeffrey Teller, Director, Adult Online Education and Degree Completion
AA Programs for Latino Students
Contact Information
Dr. Francisco Parra, Advisement Counselor