Associate Degree in General Studies

Associate Degree

Associate of Arts in General Studies

(CIP Codes 24.01 - 24.0199)

Program Description:

The purpose of the Associate of Arts degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations depending on the concentrations selected. 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 areas.

General Studies Concentrations Available:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice

Program Learning Outcomes:

Generally, students complete a portion of the core major requirements and then select focused courses to complete the concentration. A concentration must include a minimum of 15 semester credits of specialized coursework. Students will also:

  • Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate an academic foundation through specific knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development.
  • Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies, and techniques to solve complex individual and social problems.
  • Implement and apply current technical solutions to individual and social activities, systems, and processes.
  • Apply sound general principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating, and decision making to individual and social operations.
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.

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.