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Associate of Arts with a Professional Focus

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You’re always thinking about that next move — pursuing a civilian career, enhancing your military career or acquiring new knowledge. Our Associate of Arts with a Professional Focus* is designed to give you the skills you need to realize those goals, including time management, organization, critical thinking, writing and interpersonal communication.

You may be able to transfer up to 45 credits of college-level coursework, military training and national testing to partially fulfill the requirements of this degree. This program includes a professional focus that will appear on your transcript.

Speak with an Enrollment Representative to find out if the Associate of Arts with a Professional Focus is right for you.

*This program is only available to active-duty military, retired military, veterans, spouses of active-duty military personnel, full or part-time reservists, National Guard members, Coast Guard members or Department of Defense employees.

This program is not financial aid eligible.

What you'll learn

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts in Professional Focus acknowledges college level coursework, military training, and national testing to partially fulfill the requirements of the degree. The Associate of Arts degree includes a professional focus recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) as equivalent college content, to fulfill a 15 credit professional focus in the degree.

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

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