Associate of Arts Recognition Event

Please join us on Thursday, February 1, 2024, 11:30am-1:30pm in the Olive Room, RSC Room 261.   This event is come-and-go.  


Starting this fall semester, undergraduate Shockers working toward their bachelor's degrees who meet the requirements will automatically be awarded associate degrees.

While Wichita State has offered an Associate of Arts (AA) degree for some time, the new initiative will award the AA degree automatically every semester to undergraduate students who meet the requirements while they pursue their bachelor's degree.  The degree is awarded to celebrate their achievement of making it halfway to their bachelor's.


  • Student enrolled in the award semester
  • Student has 60-75 earned credit hours, with a minimum of 15 hours earned at WSU
  • Student is currently seeking a bachelor's degree at WSU
  • Student meets all AA degree requirements as detailed in the Undergraduate Catalog, including a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
  • Student has not received or is not eligible to receive an associate degree via reverse transfer from a Kansas community college.

Associate of Arts

Students who meet the degree requirements will be awarded the AA degree and sent an email notification with further information on how to receive their AA diploma.