You’re Ready for Success

Jumpstart your education with the online Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from Belhaven University. It can be completed in two years and is a great start to most four-year bachelor’s degree programs. This degree — earned through our caring, Christian environment — provides a strong foundation for your success academically, personally, and professionally.

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Associate of Arts Degree at Belhaven University

Why You’ll Love Belhaven’s Associate of Arts Degree


Your degree can be earned entirely online. In this 62 credit hour program you can watch lectures and complete coursework at any time — and from any location — using Canvas, our easy-to-work e-learning platform.


You’re not alone in your educational journey. Every member of the Belhaven staff is with you, and they care deeply about your success. Plus, your professors know you by name and are there to help.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Transfer Credits

Your credits are transferable and can be applied to four-year degrees. In other words, you can start work on your bachelor’s degree — and Belhaven offers many options — knowing you’re already about halfway finished with it.

100% Online

Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

1883 Founding Date

Our rich heritage of excellent educational opportunities spans nearly 140 years

What Can You Do with an Associate Degree?

You can explore new career opportunities with your associate degree and often earn higher salaries than a high school diploma would yield. Pursuing an associate’s degree allows you to explore your interests and options through the course work studying literature, science, math, history, business and Biblical studies. Your A.A. degree also prepares you for the specialized training many jobs require.

A.A. degree career options include:

  • Paralegal
  • Executive assistant
  • Operations manager
  • Creative assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service representative
  • Preschool teacher
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Why Trust Belhaven With Your Future?

Our quality is recognized by SACSCOC, which grants our institutional accreditation and authority to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees. Plus, we’re consistently recognized by organizations like U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence, commitment to community service, expert faculty, and overall value.

Importance of Accreditation

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Belhaven: Servant Leadership in Action

We value all Belhaven students and offer some extras for adults completing degrees online or pursuing graduate work. Can’t access your class? We’re here for you. In Jackson? Stop by for a nice meal or to use the fitness center. Apply for jobs with the help of career services, use the library, or request a transcript.

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Online Course Information

 Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $445
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $356

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Meet Our Chair

Dr. Seth Parry

Dean of the School of Humanities and Ministry and Professor and Chair of History

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13