Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree allows students to get started on their academic program while still discerning the career path God is calling them to. This option is perfect for students who want to lay a solid biblical foundation before continuing further studies.


Online Undergraduate Start Dates
July 2, 2024
August 6, 2024
Associate Of Arts Online

Discover & Expand Your Calling From Anywhere

With Grace Christian University’s online degrees, you can further your education no matter where you are. Our online programs are designed to help you become equipped for the Lord’s calling on your life, while working through your classes anytime, anywhere.

Grace’s online degrees offer the same, high-quality level of education as our on-campus options. Each degree also includes required Bible and Theology courses. No matter what track you choose, you’ll graduate with a deeper knowledge of God and His Word, prepared to make an eternal impact wherever you go.

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What to Expect

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An Associate of Arts Degree, Grounded in Faith

Transform your future with a powerful step. Your Associate of Arts degree from Grace is more than a piece of paper—it’s a promise of growth, opportunity, and endless potential. Embrace your journey, ignite your passions, and let Grace propel you toward the life you’ve always dreamed of.

2024–25 Tuition Cost

An Affordable Associate of Arts Degree

Other Associate Program Fees

Resource fee (covers all textbooks and other resources required for Grace Online students) – $150 per 3-credit course

Graduation fee – $100

$470

Tuition Cost
per Credit Hour

$250

Tuition Cost
per Credit Hour
for Military Personnel

$1,410

Tuition Cost
per 3-Credit Course

Career Paths

Associate of Arts
Career Paths

Common Careers include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accountant
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Account Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
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Course Descriptions

Associate of Arts Courses

Every program at Grace is focused on intertwining spiritual and academic growth. The school aims to develop passionate servants of Jesus that emphasize the integration of character transformation, ministry experience, and biblical truth.

The Associate of Arts (60 credit hours) is comprised of:

  • Arts and Sciences Core (24 credits)
  • Bible and Theology Core (12 credits)
  • Approved Electives or A.A. Emphasis* (21 credits)
  • A.A. Capstone (3 credits)

*With the Associate of Arts program students have the option of declaring an Emphasis. Emphases are not required. Here are the emphases that are offered:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Leadership & Ministry
  • Social Science

If students have transfer coursework, they will be able to apply the accepted transfer electives toward their A.A. degree and will supplement (as needed) with lower division electives offered at Grace. Elective courses may be swapped in consultation with the student’s Academic Advisor.

48

Months*

120

Credit Hours

5

Week Courses

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Testimonials

What Our Students Are Saying

Discover the transformative power of a Grace degree through the words of those who’ve walked this path before you. Hear their stories, experiences, and the impact of their journey toward academic and personal growth. Welcome to a community where success knows no bounds.

Jessica H
My coursework at Grace has equipped me with the practical skills needed for homeless outreach. These skills include communication, counseling, and organizational skills. Moreover, I have learned how to engage with homeless individuals, build relationships, and provide support.
Jessica H
Associate of Arts In Leadership and Ministry
My coursework at Grace has equipped me with the practical skills needed for homeless outreach. These skills include communication, counseling, and organizational skills. Moreover, I have learned how to engage with homeless individuals, build relationships, and provide support.
Jessica H
Jessica H
Associate of Arts In Leadership and Ministry
Diana W
Grace Christian University gave me clarity, molding my intellect and developing my spirit. I discovered knowledge and a community where faith, growth, and learning are interconnected, leading me toward a future imbued with grace and purpose.  
Diana W
Associate of Arts In Leadership and Ministry
Grace Christian University gave me clarity, molding my intellect and developing my spirit. I discovered knowledge and a community where faith, growth, and learning are interconnected, leading me toward a future imbued with grace and purpose.  
Diana W
Diana W
Associate of Arts In Leadership and Ministry

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Associate's Program for?

Anyone who has a high school diploma or equivalent and is seeking a quality Christian education. We offer tuition discounts for military personnel and payment plans for cash paying students. We also accept Federal Financial Aid.

What is the Grace Christian Difference?

Academic Rigor

The program will teach and develop graduate-level research, writing, critical thinking, leadership and communication skills. Beginning with the Program Seminar, the program is designed to acclimate students to graduate-level work and prepare them for the kind of reading, writing, and thinking skills they will need for the remainder of the program.

Student-Centered

The application of constructivist learning theory puts the responsibility of learning in the hands of the students. Whenever possible, students will be allowed to choose what they will learn, how they will learn, and how they will assess their learning in terms of their ministry and professional goals.

Best Practices

As a fully online program, Graduate Studies at Grace Christian University adheres to the best practices of online education, including, but not limited to: online presence, creating a supportive online community, a variety of individual, small group, and large group learning experiences, and clear communication in the online environment.

What Can I Expect from the Professors of this Program?

Your professors have first hand knowledge working in their areas of instruction, along with advanced degrees and higher education experience. They are eager not just to instruct, but to guide you on your faith journey and pray for you throughout your time here. Their desire is to help you succeed and equip you for where God has called you.

What are the Benefits of the Program?

Students in the online Associate’s degree Programs will be able to:

  • Attend classes on a flexible schedule that allows for work and family responsibilities
  • Expand career and ministry opportunities with a degree that opens doors
  • Obtain an affordable, high-quality education
  • Gain collaboration skills through working with classmates and professors
  • Achieve an educational goal

What Flexibility Does the Associate’s Program Offer?

Students can work on one course at a time, at a time of day and week that is convenient for them.

Why Should I Study Online at Grace?

Advance your career from the comfort of your own home.

Our online master’s degrees are designed for busy professionals who desire to advance their careers. Through our flexible classes, our professors will encourage and mentor you as you expand your current pursuits.

Experience a caring community.

Connect with professors and students who will come alongside you as you pursue higher education and growth in Christ. At Grace, we’re passionate about equipping and supporting you to serve the Lord and others in all that God has called you to do.

Strengthen your biblical foundation.

At Grace Christian University, the Word of God is taught, valued, and celebrated. Deepen your knowledge of God’s Word as you receive an education grounded in objective Biblical truth.

The Grace Experience.

As closely as possible, the Graduate Studies program will reproduce the experience of undergraduate students (On Campus and Online) in an authentic Grace Christian University experience, expressing the ethos, core values, and historic mission of the University. This includes the University’s commitment to being a Bible-centered institution, committed to our historic Grace theological position, which values transformative relationships and service to church and society.

What Sets Our Associate's Programs Apart?

Our Enrollment Advisors are there for you.

One-on-one coaching through the admissions process and the first class with your assigned Enrollment Advisor. Your advisor will want to know:

  • Your passion
  • Your path and goals
  • Life circumstances that could help or hinder your success
  • How can they pray for and with you

Your advisor will take this information seriously and provide tailored care as you get started with your degree.

We Prioritize You

Your goals and giftings are prioritized so they drive your success; this is opposed to a one-size fits all mentality & communication.

We take care of all class registration and your personalized education plan is created when you begin your program, so you are able to see all courses required until your graduate date.

One Class at a Time

No required log-in time (you log in throughout the week when it works best for your schedule!)

Students finish their online degrees in the same period as if they were attending an on-campus program.

Our Professors Care

Staff and faculty care about each student’s eternal impact, which influences the care and resources we provide. Professors care and are easily accessible.

Low professor-to-student ratio:

  • Online Undergraduate – 9.3 students per course section
  • Online Graduate – 7 students per course section
The Bible is Central

All classes are taught from a biblical foundation, regardless of subject, with weekly devotions.

Low Cost Quality Education

Low tuition for a private Christian education.

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