Columbia Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

William Woods University will provide an orientation of its associate of arts in liberal studies (AA) program for Columbia area residents Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The AA consists of a 64-hour, 21-course program of general education. Completion will qualify a student for admission into a degree-completion program of the university.

The program makes it possible for a person with a full-time job to complete a degree while remaining employed.

Currently, the AA program is offered in Fulton/Mexico, Columbia and Jefferson City. Courses are facilitated by practicing professionals. Classes meet one night a week for four hours and courses normally run six weeks.

In addition to the AA, William Woods offers several other Graduate & Adult Studies (G&AS) programs, including ACCESS (general education), a bachelor of science degree in management (BSM), a bachelor of science in computer information and management (CIM), a master of business administration (MBA), an MBA with an accounting emphasis and a master of education (MED) in both administration and in curriculum/instruction.

“William Woods University is a leader when it comes to designing quality programs for nontraditional adult students. Everything we do here at WWU in our Graduate & Adult Studies program is specifically designed to help adults succeed in reaching their goals as efficiently as possible,” said Betty R. Tutt, associate provost for extended studies.

Non-traditional students reflect a growing national trend as more full-time working adults realize the value of maintaining a sustained involvement in higher education. Many adult students recognize that they need additional education either to advance in their current positions or to change careers.

To learn more about the AA or other William Woods G&AS programs, call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at or by fax at (573) 592-1164.