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General Studies Associate Degree, A.A.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree combines general education and elective courses, preparing you 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.

Program Focus

Communications; humanities; history; behavioral and social sciences; biblical studies; mathematics; natural science; and computer science

In the A.A. in general studies degree program, you will gain a broad foundation of knowledge through general studies courses that cover every aspect of general education. For many adult students, this program is the first step toward completing a bachelor's degree.

    • 60 credit hours (42 in general education core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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 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.
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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