• Associate Degree in General Studies, Online Associate Degree
    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 (18 in major, 39 in general education, 3 in electives)
    • Transfer up to 45 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution. Students may pursue credit 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
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.

    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland, Northglenn, Sterling

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  • Associate of Arts Degree Program Benefits

    • The general studies degree online provides students with the general education requirements necessary to complete a bachelor's degree.
    • The general studies degree requires 48 credit hours of general education courses and 12 credit hours of electives.
    • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Students may pursue prior learning credit for prior college, military, and technical credits, allowing them to validate life experiences in an academic arena.
    • Students take one course at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.
    • Students can complete the coursework for the Associate of Arts Degree online. Internet-based courses run for five weeks and weekly assignments may be completed around your schedule.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Adult courses offer direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
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