University Transfer Degree - Associate to Bachelor's/Arts

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University Transfer Degree

Associate to Bachelor's Arts

61 Credits | 2 Years

Financial Aid Eligible


*Some Northwood Tech courses are also available through Online Live, allowing you to join your classes through the internet from anywhere. Connect with your instructor and classmates during live classes via the web.

Academic Partnership with University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Start at Northwood Tech...Get anywhere! Take the first step toward a lifetime of learning with the University Transfer Degree - Associate to Bachelor's/Arts. This associate degree will provide you with the essential general education courses you need to transfer into a university. Completion of the full Associate degree allows for maximum transfer.

Program Overview

With the University Transfer Degree, Associate to Bachelor's/Arts program, you will receive all the costs savings and the convenience of a liberal arts transfer degree while taking your classes Online or Online Live. The University Transfer Degree program is an academic partnership with UW-Superior; however, Northwood Tech awards the degree and financial aid is awarded by Northwood Tech.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to transfer to most public or private colleges and universities, both inside and outside of Wisconsin. Up to 72 credits may transfer to satisfy university general education requirements (additional courses may be needed for specific majors or licensure requirements). Completion of the full Associate to Bachelor's/Arts allows for maximum transfer. Typical transfer areas of study include English, Art, Humanities, Modern Language and Communication. 

Program Outcomes

University Transfer Degree - Associate to Bachelor's/Arts graduates will obtain skills in:

  • Communication: Communicate with varied audiences by actively listening, reading and comprehending written materials, and synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Critical Thinking: Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Ethics: Demonstrate professional behaviors.
  • Global Awareness: Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods, and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Inclusive Social Interaction: Engage in collaborative activities toward a shared goal.
  • Mathematical Principles: Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and/or logical methods to solve problems.
  • Science: Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Technology: Access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.
  • Self-determination: Exhibit awareness and skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.

By completing your general studies requirements at Northwood Tech and transferring credits to a four-year university, you can save up to $10,000 in tuition costs. Transfer up to 72 credits to any University of Wisconsin institution, as well as many Wisconsin private colleges and Minnesota or Michigan state institutions, and satisfy university general education requirements. 

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Attend classes online and/or live from anywhere.

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Transfer credits to a four-year university.

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Obtain skills that are applicable in any career. 


Complete the Associate to Bachelor’s/Arts degree from anywhere through flexible instruction.

Some Northwood Tech courses are also available through Online Live, allowing you to join your classes through the internet from anywhere. Connect with your instructor and classmates during live classes via the web.

Some courses may be available On-Site; Additional tuition required for In-person courses at UW-Superior.

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Regardless of what your goals are, you can start at Northwood Tech and take your degree to the college of your choice.

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Northwood Tech offers housing options at select campuses, opportunities to get involved with student life and clubs, and participate in campus events.  

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You can begin taking classes in the fall, summer or spring when you're ready to start. For select programs and classes, Northwood Tech offers four start dates during fall and spring term and one over the summer, so you're never far away from beginning your classes.

Required Courses

The program is comprised of courses from nine different areas of studies such as English, Speech, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, Health/Wellness, Diversity and Ethnic Studies, World Language and elective courses. 

Explore the Required Courses

Featured Associate to Bachelor's/Arts Courses

| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues. Students in this college transfer course will complete a global awareness project in addition to the standard curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the University Transfer Degree - Associate to Bachelor's/Arts or University Transfer Degree - Associate to Bachelor's/Science program
| 3 CR
Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
| 3 CR
Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. Students in this college transfer course will complete a scholarly research/academic assignment.

Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.

Requirements and Application

Tuition and Fees

Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*

University Transfer Degree

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

61 Credits | 2 Years


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

Students registered at UW-Superior will see higher tuition and fees.

After the Northwood Tech University Transfer Degree Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree from Northwood Tech.

Based on your area of interest and courses taken, you will be well prepared to pursue your bachelor's degree at the university of your choice.

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Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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