Associate of Arts Liberal Arts

Learn in-demand skills for your future with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Chatfield

Whether you recently graduated from high school or you have been working for years, an AA in liberal arts from Chatfield College can be a great first step toward your future.

Your associate degree can help you jumpstart your college education and teach you in-demand skills. At the same time, you’ll be empowered to achieve your career goals, from pursuing a new job or promotion to going on to earn a bachelor's degree.

Through the AA in liberal arts program, you’ll dive into a broad range of subjects, explore your intellectual and professional interests, and develop academic and critical thinking skills that are important for lifelong success.

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.

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Business

Chatfield’s business pathway combines the liberal arts core with business courses.

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Community Health Worker

Chatfield’s Community Health Worker (CHW) pathway prepares students for a career working with individuals.

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Human Services

The human services pathway at Chatfield College prepares students for a wide array of educational and employment opportunities.

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Human Services

The human services pathway at Chatfield College prepares students for a wide array of educational and employment opportunities.

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Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education pathway is designed for students who intend to pursue bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

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Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education pathway is designed for students who intend to pursue bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

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Nursing

If your college journey is taking you to a career in the healthcare field, Chatfield’s nursing pathway can give you a great start. 

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Medical Assisting

Chatfield’s medical assisting pathway combines the liberal arts core with medical assisting courses at The Christ Hospital School of Nursing.

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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%.

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Set yourself up to earn an average of 24% more than those who have high school diplomas or GEDs with a liberal arts associate degree from Chatfield.

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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!

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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.

Expert instructors

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.

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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:

Talk to an enrollment advisor

Chatfield’s Office of Admissions is excited to meet you and answer your questions. For more information, please call the St. Martin campus at (513) 875-3344, ext. 115, the Cincinnati campus at (513) 921-9856. ext. 235, or email us at admissions@chatfield.edu.

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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:

Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Additional resources

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.

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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.

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