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AACC offers 93 degrees and 73 certificates through our five schools. Many degrees and certificates can be completed entirely online with hundreds of courses that transfer or benefit you on the job. From accounting to early childhood education, from nursing to creative writing—if you want to earn credit toward a college degree or certificate, there’s an academic program here for you.
To help you find the major that best fits your interests and goals, we reorganized our degrees and certificates into 11 broad Fields of Interest. Choose a major from the dropdowns below to learn more about it. If you're still not sure which major to choose, learn more about our Explore options.
Discover the art, science and practice that create the spaces around us.
Gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in one of these competitive business fields.
Analytical skills, problem-solving and mathematical reasoning – explore the theory or discover a practice that allows us to innovate, invent and build.
Acquire the knowledge and skills to improve the health of your fellow human beings.
Additional health-related majors under the Science field of interest
Bake, cook, plan or manage – gain the skills to be an integral part of the dynamic and growing hospitality industry.
Study the human experience: our language, thoughts and expression, our past and present. These things create the foundation of our world.
Are you looking for a specific major in the humanities not listed above? You may want to learn more about our associate degrees in Transfer Studies or Liberal Arts. These degrees allow you to pursue an area in which we offer courses (history, sociology, world languages, etc.), but don't offer a formal major.
Criminal justice, the law and public safety are at the center of many of today's pressing issues. Be a part of the solution.
Immerse yourself in the discipline of careful observation and scientific experimentation.
Join a steady, rewarding profession that offers the chance to influence students' lives through teaching, administration, curriculum development and even school system planning. There are many paths to becoming a teacher! Whether your interests are in adult, early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education, AACC’s TEACH Institute provides extensive support – from credit degrees and certificates to ongoing continuing professional training.
Acquire problem-solving skills and technical competency within the ever-changing field of computer science and technology.
Some students come to AACC knowing exactly what they want to do and where they want to do it. Others have no idea. If you reviewed the majors in the accordions above, but can't find the major you want, have a specific four-year program with special requirements to which you wish to transfer, or are still completely undecided, we have some options for you.
If you intend to transfer to a four-year school but AACC doesn't have a major aligning with that school's degree requirements, an academic advisor can help! AACC's Transfer Studies degree can be customized based on your interests to ensure the smoothest transfer possible. The Transfer Studies' general education courses meet the general education requirements for public college and universities in Maryland. They may meet the requirements of many private and out-of-state colleges and universities as well. Your advisor will work with you to investigate the requirements of your intended transfer school and assist you in making sound educational decisions.
For those truly undecided students, AACC has an Undecided/General Explore option to allow you to experience different subjects while completing the Maryland general education requirements. In the Undecided/General Explore major you’ll take general education courses that can apply to any major, while working with faculty, academic advisors and career counselors to decide what you want to major in. You can take up to 20 credits (approximately six classes) before you decide on your major.