General Studies

General Studies

Online General Studies Degree Programs

"The online environment is perfect for our Service Members, stay-at-home parents, or anyone who wants to further their education without leaving the comfort of their own home."
- Chelsea Hansen, Ph.D., Candidate Dean of General Studies

Start a New Career with a General Studies Degree

The Department of General Studies strives to provide a classical education to help students develop their skills and become comfortable in any walk of life, in any career and in any community situation. By building a strong foundation for your career with a General Studies degree, you can open up a wide range of job opportunities.

AAU General Studies Degrees

You can also customize your degree by adding a concentration. Students looking to enter a specific job field can focus on a particular field of study and hone their education with a degree concentration.

General Studies Concentrations:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice

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Go Further With a Degree in General Studies

Work towards getting an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Allied American University and broaden your career possibilities. With a degree in General Studies you can become knowledgeable in a wide range of studies like humanities, social science, communications and more.

Having a degree helps your chances of landing your dream job and earning higher wages. It also indicates your desire to be successful and is an ideal way to keep up with your competition. With a degree in general studies you can open up a variety of career opportunities. The following are some more benefits to acquiring your degree.

Take Control of Your Career:

  • Having a degree greatly increases your chances of getting hired. Get an advantage over the competition.
  • Degree holders have a better chance of being promoted and typically earn higher wages than those without one.
  • Having a degree shows commitment and the ability to understand a wide range of topics.

Popular Careers in the General Studies Field:

With a degree in General Studies you will be able to pursue a broad range of careers. Here are some popular job fields for students with a General Studies degree.

Advertising Agents: Advertising sales agents are the driving force behind selling air space to companies looking to run an advertising campaign or promotion. Agents work in a face-paced environment working to manage and bring on new accounts for an advertising agency. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for an advertising agent in 2012 was $46,290 a year.

Human Resource Manager: Human resource managers are the backbone for most organizations. They are in charge of taking care of all administration functions from orchestrating the hiring of employees to negotiating health insurance policies with insurance companies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for human resource managers was $99,720 a year in 2012.

Events Coordinator: Event coordinators are in charge of planning and executing different types of events for their clients. Some examples of the type of events would be weddings, conventions, conferences, fundraisers and other events which require organizing a large amount of people. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for event coordinators in 2012 was $45,810 a year.

Teacher: Teachers are the foundation and a critical part of educating and shaping our nation’s youth. Grade school teachers assess and evaluate students on their skills from an early age and help students approve in areas where needed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for teachers in 2012 was $55,050.

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Career Outlook

With a general studies degree, you can enjoy a fulfilling career in a wide range of areas. Learn more about some obtainable careers in this field.

Associate Degree

This program provides a classical education and allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in a career related area.

Bachelor’s Degree

This program allows students to individually tailor their online college program to combine a substantial core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in a career-related area.

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