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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.

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