Associate of Arts in General Studies
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies through Golden Gate University online.  Students work with a customizable academic plan to create a curriculum that best aligns with personal, professional, and educational goals.  With the help of faculty who are practitioners in their field, each student is prepared for enhanced employment opportunities or further academic study.  

Designed for returning adult students to finish degrees, each hybrid course equips learners with a variety of skills valuable in today’s competitive marketplace.  Learn principles and strategies of management, leadership, and organization.  Develop creative and critical thinking skills through studies in communication, liberal arts, statistics, general electives, and more.  Take the next academic step in your journey to success through an online degree with Golden Gate University.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • If fewer than 12 credits, the application may be considered with the following:
    • A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher
    • Resume
    • Three or more years of professional work experience
    • Statement of purpose
    • Possible interview

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin