The Governors Associate in Applied Science degree program is a nontraditional, degree completion opportunity at the associate degree level specifically designed for adult learners to meet occupational goals, employment requirements, establish professional credentials, or achieve personal goals.

This degree program provides the opportunity for adult learners to utilize credit for prior learning experiences via licenses, certificates, military credit and other non-collegiate sources while assuring maximum credit transferability.

Through the Governors Associate in Applied Science degree program, adult students can establish deserved credentials, achieve a personal sense of accomplishment and position themselves for advancement into a baccalaureate program.

The Governors Associate in Applied Science degree increases educational access and degree opportunities for adults who have deferred or interrupted their educational plans. Such a program provides the base of the educational ladder for adults to accomplish the first level of educational advancement as well as develop the self-confidence and incentive to move toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree.

The Governors Associate in Applied Science degree program is designed to articulate with the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.