Associate Degrees

Associate degres offered at the Birmingham Campus

Business Administration

Learn your way up the ladder. The business administration degree shows you how the business world works, through courses in management theories, information systems, accounting principles, and business communications, that prepare you for rewarding work in the business field. Add value to your personal brand, and become a marketable commodity in the exciting world of commerce.

Business Information Systems

Learn about the information technology that powers the world of business, while you gain the skills that make you an indispensable part of that world. Emphasizing application software and business computing concepts, this degree provides an understanding of applications theory and techniques as they apply to the business world.

Computer & Information Science

This program focuses on the problem solving skills and techniques needed to provide computer-based solutions to practical problems, integrating fundamental practical knowledge in the fields of software engineering, database systems, programming languages, and computer networks.

Criminal Justice

Whether you are presently employed in the criminal justice system, or see it as your future career, the associate degree can give you a broad understanding of the many facets of criminal justice. The education gained in law, evidence, investigation, corrections, organization and administration will serve you well in the courts, the streets, and under pressure as you pursue this increasingly exciting and sought-after career.


A degree in Informatics provides students with expertise needed to evaluate information, organize it efficiently, index it for retrieval, and preserve it for history. Students gain an understanding of information behavior and policy, learn effective procedures for implementation and assessment of information systems, and develop strategies for enhancing user satisfaction in the information-seeking process. A degree in Informatics enables students to seek positions where data, systems and people come together.

Legal Studies

From understanding the fine print, to administering a big case, our Legal Studies program provides the background that can put you out front in the legal profession. Courses such as legal research, criminal evidence, family and property law, and probating wills are combined with directed studies and professional internship. Gain the skills and education that will make you a courted professional in the field of law.

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Associate of Science in Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts/Science degree is typically understood as one that concentrates on a significant amount of writing, reading, critical thinking and research. Often, the associate of arts/science degree is contrasted with math, science, or business. In reality, many associate of arts/science graduates are employed in every imaginable field and walk of life. According to Fortune Magazine, nearly one-third of all CEO’s received a liberal arts degree.

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