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    Students in the Associate of Arts degree program gain a broad foundation of knowledge that covers every aspect of general education.

    Associate Degree in General Studies, Online Associate Degree

    The general studies associate degree combines general education and elective courses, preparing adult students to earn a bachelor's degree that can create a solid foundation for career opportunities and advancement. CCU faculty members bring scholarship and experience alive in the classroom, applying a wealth of academic and professional experience, and affording you the advantages of real-life perspectives while you learn.

    Students in the AA in general studies degree program gain a broad foundation of knowledge through general studies courses that cover every aspect of general education, including communications, humanities, history, behavioral and social sciences, biblical studies, mathematics, natural science, and computer science. For many adult students, this program is the first step toward completing a bachelor's degree.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours (42 in general education, 18 in electives)
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


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  • Associate of Arts Degree Program Benefits

    • The general studies degree requires 42 credit hours of general education courses and 18 credit hours of electives.
    • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Students may pursue transfer credits by exam and/or portfolio prior learning credit options, transfer prior college, military, and technical credits, allowing them to validate learning experiences in personal, professional and academic environments.
    • Students take one course at a time with in-seat courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.
    • Students may complete the coursework for the Associate of Arts Degree online.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Adult courses offer direct access to professors who are also professionals in their field.
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