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Associate Of General Studies In General Studies

Program Details

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associate of General Studies degree. The degree gives students a solid core of general education classes with the flexibility of elective courses for an interdisciplinary educational plan. The degree provides a perse exposure in composition, the humanities and sciences, mathematics, communication and multicultural awareness. Students can construct their General Studies degree with their inpidual career interests and educational goals through elective courses to ensure practicality of the degree. The elective courses cover many topics of interest, such as business, technology and health care. Students may also continue general education courses in preparation for a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution as the requirements of the A.S. degree provide a solid foundation for future education or career opportunities.

The Associate of General Studies degree can transfer to many Indiana public and private colleges and universities.  General education is intended to prepare students with basic knowledge in several areas,  giving the academic foundation necessary for lifelong productivity. At Ivy Tech Community College, general education is comprised of eight areas, i.e. composition, communication, mathematics, life/physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, humanities, foreign languages and multicultural awareness. Completion of 60-62 credit hours across the required areas, a student is awarded the Certificate in Liberal Arts: General Education Transfer Core Concentration. 

Earning the A.S. in General Education degree may provide graduates with additional advancement opportunities in their current positions and success in the competitive job market.


Submit one of the following: SAT/ACT/PSAT scores; High school GPA; College transcript; or complete the ACCUPLACER assessment on campus.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission