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Associate of Applied Science in

General Studies

Focus on a well-rounded foundation that prepares you for any career



Are you a curious person? General Studies is a collection of courses that cover a diverse range of topics, from history and literature to philosophy and creative arts. As you progress through the weeks, you'll not only deepen your understanding of each subject area, but you'll also develop valuable communication and problem-solving skills applicable to any career path. Whether you're a career seeker, entrepreneur, or simply a curious learner, General Studies will equip you with knowledge and skills for many different settings and work environments. Join us and discover how much you can learn and achieve!

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General Studies Degree Program

essential information


program fees

  • Tuition costs for the Associate of Applied Science program is $600 per Course for a total of $12,000

  • FAFSA eligible

Class info

  • 2-year program100% online

  • Completed online application and High school diploma or record of General Education Development Test (GED) required

why pursue a degree in General Studies

According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, 80% of employers agree that having both field specific and a broad range of skills and knowledge is important to achieve long-term career success. 90% of employers also say it is important for employees to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems; and that being able to demonstrate those skill effectively is more important than an undergraduate major.

about the degree program

course topics


This two-year degree program is 60 credit hours with 45 hours in core classes and 15 hours in electives. Each course represents 3 credit hours and courses will run on a 7-week compressed track. 


  • AUNI 1300 - College Foundations

  • ENGL 1301 - Composition I

  • PHIL 1311 - Philosophy of the Human Person

  • PSYC 2301 - General Psychology

  • Elective


  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra

  • SPCH 1311 - Intro to Speech Communication

  • MATH 1324 - Math for Business and Social Science

  • GENB 1305 - Writing and Research

  • Elective



  • PHIL 2314 - Ethics

  • SOCI 1301 - Intro to Sociology

  • HIST 1301 - United States History I

  • ARTS 1300 - Art Appreciation

  • Elective


  • ENGL 2327 - American Literature I

  • HIST 1302 - United States History II

  • AUNI 2398 - Capstone

  • Elective

  • Elective


Electives can be chosen from a designated list of courses in the following fields:

  • General Business

  • Technology

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling


start dates


Fall 2023

August 14, 2023

How to Apply


The application and enrollment process for our Associate Degree Programs must be completed at least 30 days prior to requested program start date.

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