Jefferson City AA for Working Adults

Judy Ponder is pursuing an associate of arts in liberal studies (AA) through William Woods University. She recommends WWU’s Graduate & Adult Studies (G&AS) program because, “The curriculum is challenging and I have already learned significantly in the short amount of time that I have attended. I highly encourage anyone who wants to pursue a degree to enroll at William Woods.”

William Woods University is offering Jefferson City area residents the opportunity to pursue an AA. An orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the Jefferson City campus, 3405 West Truman Blvd. in classroom one.

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.

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

“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.

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 and information management (CIM), a master of business administration (MBA), an MBA with an accounting emphasis, an MBA with health management emphasis and a master of education (MED) in both administration and in curriculum/instruction.

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