Degree
A.A.
Program Type
Undergraduate
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General Studies Program Overview

The Associate of Arts degree is designed for careers that don’t require four years of college or for students who haven’t chosen a career path yet. It’s also great for students who have already completed some college coursework and would like to finish a degree. Classes completed in this program can also apply toward a bachelor’s degree at Ashland University.

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Delivery Format

Online

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Credit Hours

60

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Time to Complete

2 years

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Tuition

How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

An Associate of Arts in General Studies may be the right degree for individuals seeking flexibility and exploration in their academic journey. This degree is suitable for students who have diverse interests or are undecided about a specific career path, as it offers a broad foundation across various disciplines. It can serve as a stepping stone for further education or provide valuable skills for entry-level positions in fields that value a well-rounded education. Additionally, for those returning to education after a hiatus or seeking to balance work and study commitments, the flexibility of this degree allows for personalized learning and the opportunity to tailor coursework to individual goals and interests.

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Learning Experiences

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program allows you to concentrate on specific academic areas of most interest to you. You can pursue entry-level roles in administration, customer service, or sales, or use it as a foundation to transfer to a bachelor's program in a specific field. Some also opt for entrepreneurship or pursue certifications to enhance their skill set.

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Curriculum

There are 60 credit hours required for this degree. You’ll take a wide range of coursework, while focusing on the skills you need most. Students have the option of choosing concentrations in Art, Criminal Justice and Business, as well as building their own concentration with their advisor.

View the Academic Catalog for complete degree requirements.

Course Credit Hours
Communication 3
Composition I 3
Composition II 3
Math/Logic 3
Religion 3
Aesthetics course 3
Humanities course 3
Natural Science course 3
Social Science course 3
Historical Reasoning 3
Critical Cultural Inquiry 3
Core Elective 3
Electives and Concentration 24
TOTAL 60

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

With an Associate of Arts in General Studies, you have diverse career options. You can pursue entry-level roles in administration, customer service, or sales, or use it as a foundation to transfer to a bachelor's program in a specific field. Some also opt for entrepreneurship or pursue certifications to enhance their skill set.

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