Associates and Minors


Here is a list of our online Associate and Minor degrees

Associate Degrees

The online Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees at UM are designed to be general education transfer degrees. Considered to be the equivalent of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, the A.A. (or A.S.) is ideal for new students interested in a fully online kick-start to pursue academics and future careers. Most Montana University System (MUS) institutions recognize A.A. and A.S. degrees as completion of lower-division general education requirements.


The minor in anthropology is now offered fully-online and requires 18 credits of anthropology and linguistic courses. Anthropology is the study of people, both ancient and contemporary, in their biological, archaeological, cultural and linguistic context. Anthropology uses a holistic approach to integrate findings from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.

The minor in Communication Studies program is offered fully online. The knowledge and skills the student may acquire in communication studies are important to functioning effectively in one's personal life, at work, and as a citizen of the larger society in a rapidly changing world.


The Library Media program prepares teachers who will comfortably fill all the roles in the library. This program is offered fully online.