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General Studies, A.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

The associate degree in general studies provides a strong educational foundation in traditional university studies, such as English, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities. This curriculum is designed for students who are seeking a two-year degree with a course of study that can be customized to personal or career objectives as well as students who are undecided in their career objectives.

Students who plan to continue to pursue a bachelor’s degree should consult with their academic advisor regarding the most appropriate choice of electives.

Career Opportunities

A degree in general studies establishes the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning and serves as the framework for a productive professional and personal life.

Positions open to those earning a general studies associate degree include:

  • Retail or Restaurant Management
  • Executive Assistants
  • Human Services Positions
  • Sales Account Representatives

This degree also can help students advance in professional or military careers and receive certification in various areas.

Job Outlook