To earn an associate degree, students are required to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours, including the University Core Curriculum and with a reduced number of Butler Cultural Requirement events. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is needed to graduate. The elective hours taken as part of an associate degree program may be taken in a particular field or major. Students may consult the office of the dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for further information concerning the degree.
In addition, the last 20 hours must be taken in residence at Butler unless permission for an exception is granted. Students who hold associate degrees may later earn bachelor’s degrees. To do so, they must complete a minimum of 15 additional hours at Butler University and all requirements for the second degree. A minimum of 20 hours of the associate degree must be taken at Butler University.
An associate of science (AS) degree is awarded if the majority of the elective hours are in a department that awards a bachelor of science degree to four-year degree recipients. Others receive the associate of arts (AA) degree.