AA is an Associate in Arts. AS is an Associate in Science. Both include 36 general education credits in addition to major or elective courses. Ten electives for the AA must be a foreign language. Typically, if you plan to pursue a bachelor degree, you will want to obtain an AA or an AS. The AAS degree is an Associate in Applied Science. It includes 16 general education credits and 48 major credits. This degree is a job-ready degree. AAS degrees won't transfer to another school; only credits and specific courses transfer. It is possible to pursue a bachelor degree after an AAS if you complete the rest of the general education courses.