Associate of Arts Liberal Arts
Take classes full or part-time — online or in-person — and learn from faculty members who bring significant real-world experience to the classroom. Chatfield is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so you know your liberal arts degree is recognized and has value in the real world.
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts can be completed 100% online as well as on-campus.
Interested in a pathway?
Give yourself more career options with a liberal arts associate degree from Chatfield. Through 2026, the number of Ohio jobs requiring education beyond high school/GED is expected to grow by 63%.
Easily transition to a four-year school with your AA in liberal arts. More than 80 colleges and universities in Ohio have transfer agreements with Chatfield to ease you through this process — including the Linder College of Business at the University of Cincinnati!
Experience the Chatfield culture
Individualize your learning experience
The associate of liberal arts program at Chatfield offers Pathways, which are elective courses that allow you to develop a broader understanding of a particular field, including nursing, human services, and business, early childhood education, and community health worker.
Help when you need it
Let’s face it: college courses can be overwhelming. While earning your liberal arts associate degree, you will have individualized support to help you, including free tutoring, a formal mentoring program, an on-campus computer lab, and more.
Small class sizes, big opportunities
When you pursue your associate in liberal arts degree at Chatfield, you will learn in classrooms with 10-25 students. That means more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with your instructors, as well as instruction that is tailored to your strengths.
Preparation for the next step — no matter what it is
Chatfield will help you work to achieve your personal goals, explore your career options, create personal resumes, or transfer to a four-year school.
While working toward an AA in liberal arts at Chatfield, you’ll learn from faculty members with real-world experience. For example, you may study political science with a retired federal officeholder, or business with a well-known Cincinnati entrepreneur.
Scholarships and financial aid
Worried about how you will pay for an AA in liberal arts? You aren’t alone. Our admissions team will work hard to connect you with financial aid and college scholarships.
Options that fit your life
Do you have a job (or two)? Do you have children? Flexibility is important when deciding to attend college. When you enroll in our liberal arts associate degree program, you will discover the benefits of our block schedule and can choose to attend 100% online or at our St. Martin or Cincinnati campuses.
We welcome all students
Chatfield is a nonprofit college with Catholic roots, but we welcome and accept people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Chatfield was founded to provide a quality liberal arts education, and we continue that tradition today.
Get started on your liberal arts associate degree
Take the next step toward earning your associate of arts degree online and/or in person. Here’s how:
Chatfield College’s other associate degree programs
In addition to Chatfield’s liberal arts associates degree program, you might also be interested in the following:
What can you do with a liberal arts degree?
With a liberal arts degree from Chatfield, you’ll open the door to career opportunities — and set the stage for your bachelor’s degree.
What is an associate in liberal arts worth?
Your A.A. liberal arts degree can help you get the pay increase you deserve and make you stand out in a crowded job market.