Liberal Arts and General Education

Complete the first two years of virtually any four-year degree major at Ridgewater!  No matter what you call it - completing your generals, getting an AA degree, transfer education, or liberal arts and sciences - Ridgewater is a great place to get started on your college education.

Why?  It's simple!  You can save thousands of dollars by getting your start at Ridgewater, not to mention the quality education you'll get from teachers who love to teach!  Our class sizes are small, which means you'll get the personalized attention you need to really thrive as you transition from high school to college. 

And don't worry about those old wives-tales about troubles transferring credits.  Ridgewater's liberal arts AA degree is based on completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, a package of general education credits GUARANTEED to transfer to any public college or university in Minnesota!  Students choosing to transfer to private colleges typically have a very good credit transfer experience as well.  Just be sure to work with your academic advisor to ensure you take the courses that will best support your long-term goals!

Programs of Study


Study Abroad
       Alajuela, Costa Rica 


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