Developed for working individuals interested in learning a variety of diverse, in-demand skills, Southeastern University’s online associate degree is ideal for students who are beginning their college career without declaring a major field of study.

Whether you’re working toward the career of your dreams or are still uncertain of which industry you’d like to pursue, the online associate degree allows you to get started on your college education while you consider your options for the future. Through an accelerated curriculum founded in academic fundamentals, you’ll gain the educational foundation you need to succeed in today’s workforce, plus the credentials to continue your education with an advanced degree.

Each course in the online associate degree program is delivered through our online classroom and focuses on career-ready skills that can be applied in a variety of industries. With flexible schedule options and unlimited online access to course materials, you can learn when and where you want. Study on the go as you navigate core courses required for all bachelor’s degrees at SEU, and become proficient in advanced writing techniques, mathematical foundations, American history, scientific methods and research, psychology, the arts and more. You’ll also have the freedom to select elective courses based on your interests, so you can explore academic topics that ignite your passion before choosing a specific field for further study.

Though delivered online, SEU’s online associate degree still offers personalized attention from experienced faculty members who are dedicated to helping you succeed. With the support of your educators, you’ll learn to demonstrate effective written and oral communication, so you can engage with diverse populations and belief systems through any career path you choose. When you complete the online associate degree program, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills it takes to apply critical thinking in the workplace, plus the academic credentials to transfer your credits to a bachelor’s degree.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

SEU’s online associate degree program includes a total of 62 credits. Through 50 credits of general education courses, you’ll gain a strong understanding of advanced writing techniques, mathematical and scientific foundations, American history and fine arts. For the remaining 12 credits, you’ll select a variety of elective courses that interest you and support your career goals.


Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online Associate of Arts degree program, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $390 per credit hour $24,180
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $25,380

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 85% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we offer multiple payment options.

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Career Outcomes

After completing our online associate degree, you’ll have the educational foundation and professional skills needed to continue your education with an advanced degree or begin a variety of diverse careers, including:

  • Human resource assistant
  • Marketing assistant
  • Video production assistant
  • Junior designer
  • Administrative assistant

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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