Liberal Arts

Complete the first 2 years of virtually any major at Ridgewater College!

Students are now able to earn the entire A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts COMPLETELY ONLINE.

Why start your journey toward a bachelor's degree (or higher) at Ridgewater? Here are a just a few reasons:

  • Save thousands of dollars versus starting directly at your chosen university
  • Get a high quality education with instructors in the classroom who love to teach
  • Take time and experiment with disciplines before choosing your major
  • Personalized attention in small classrooms ensure you get the attention you need to succeed
  • Easy transfer to your chosen university thanks to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
  • Ease your transition from high school to college with our small campuses and class sizes - great for students concerned about jumping right into a big university setting

Often referred to as "getting your generals," the Liberal Arts program at Ridgewater prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate majors at four-year colleges and universities.

Here are just some of the majors that Ridgewater students pursue:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Education (Elementary/Secondary/Special Ed)
  • English
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement (Peace Officer/Corrections)
  • Mathematics
  • Music/Music Education 
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Philosophy 
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts
  • MORE!

Be sure to visit with our admissions representatives and advisors regarding your long-term educational goals. We'll assist you in putting together a schedule specific to your interests, planned major and potential transfer institution, helping ensure a smooth transfer process!


Liberal Arts A.A. Degree
Hutchinson and Willmar 
60 Credits 


Liberal Arts A.A. Degree
Hutchinson and Willmar
60 Credits