General Studies

Requirements for an associate of Arts degree in General Studies


The Associate of Arts degree is awarded for the successful completion of the General Studies program. Students must earn a minimum of 60 degree credits and maintain a 2.0 (“C”) average. All credits earned in the AA program are applicable to a BA or BFA degree.

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Program Format

General Studies

Core (General Education) Requirements

  • A minimum of 30–33 credits

Additional Requirements:

A minimum of 27–30 credits met by one of three options:

  • 12 credits in one academic area for concentration and 15–18 elective credits
  • 12 credits in an Advance Core Certificate and 15–18 elective credits
  • 27–30 elective credits

Requires a minimum of 60 credits.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)


Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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