Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in General Studies from King University is a perfect opportunity for those who want to enroll in online-based program. This Associate’s degree provides flexibility and support for hard-working students with hectic schedules. A Presbyterian institution based in Bristol, Tennessee, King University instills its graduates with a strong character to build upon. Drawing from a wide range of subjects, including statistics, history, and literature, this degree program seeks to give those enrolled stronger skills in communication and critical thinking, helping graduates prepare for what lies ahead.

In order to earn this Associate’s degree, students must complete 60 credit hours over a 16-month program. Courses are split into 5-week terms, and the flexibility provided from being based online allows students to learn comfortably and effectively, taking on coursework at their own pace and working from just about anywhere. Of the 60 required credits, 44 are consisting of core, general education, and elective courses, including classes on English composition, health and wellness, and the importance of historical context, while the remaining 16 credits are dedicated to courses under the heading of general studies. Discussion and feedback are important and fostered; students are encouraged to engage in discourse with professors and fellow classmates.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    King University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.


    Applicants must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school or secondary institution or a GED.

    School Overview

    King University is a four-year private school located in Bristol, Tennessee. The Holston Presbytery established King College in 1867 to be a Presbyterian College, naming the school after Reverend James King, who donated 25 acres of land for the campus. King outgrew its small campus and moved to its new 135-acre location about 2 miles from downtown Bristol. In 2013, King College changed its name to King University.

    King University offers undergraduate majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, digital media, nursing, forensic science, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, nursing, and education. Some degrees are available online. These courses are delivered 100% online and do not require any on-premises learning.


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