Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 60

Course length: 7-15 Weeks



Wilmington University's Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies provides working adults with a well-rounded academic foundation and exposes them to several specialized areas of study including critical-thinking, public speaking, psychology, business application and more.
This two-year program is intended for those students who wish to gain a well-rounded academic foundation and exposes students to several specialized areas of study, with the option to transition into any four-year degree program at Wilmington University.

The Associate of Arts degree program in Liberal Studies includes courses in English composition, social studies, mathematics, science, and the humanities, as well as a core specialization in an area of interest.


You will take courses such as:
●      ENG 121 English Composition I
●      ENG 122 English Composition II
●      ENG 131 Public Speaking
●      FIN 101 Financial Literacy
●      HIS 300 World and Regional Geography
●      HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues
●      MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
●      PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
●      POL 300 American Politics
●      PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.


●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend Wilmington University?
Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit institution committed to providing flexible, career-oriented online associate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs for working adults. Founded in 1968, today WilmU provides affordable tuition, academic excellence and individualized attention to more than 20,000 students annually. As an institution with admissions policies that provide access for all, WilmU offers opportunity for higher education to students of varying ages, interests, and aspirations.

What is the application process like?
Your Guild advisor will be in contact throughout the application process to help you complete the application as well as answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is a general outline of what to expect for most offerings:
1. Apply to this offering
2. Complete the SmarterMeasure assessment related to your online learning style
3. Send Guild your unofficial transcripts
4. Talk to your Guild advisor about how to complete the final steps of your application

What does it mean that my degree is offered in partnership with Wilmington University and Guild Education?
Here at Guild, we strive to offer excellent education that is flexible and affordably priced. We partner with universities and institutions that do the same. With this partnership, you will enroll as a Wilmington University student, get the support of a Guild coach, and be able to navigate balancing work and school in pursuit of your degree.

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.