Program Overview

The Associate in General Studies degree offered by Montana State University’s Billings campus is a program of study that aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and general education needed to either pursue entry level employment or further education. This program is available to students in a completely online format and is intended for individuals who wish to maintain their schedules and current careers while earning this degree. This program emphasizes communication and critical thinking through a Liberal Arts curriculum. Graduates of this program are equipped to acquire employment in positions such as: administrative support, project management, materials processing, and salesperson.

This General Studies or Generalist degree covers the foundational requirements of a university education. At best, it conveys to a potential employer that an individual can work at the high education level in a variety of subject areas. General Studies degrees can be used for people who aren’t sure of what they want to study or for those who wish to design their own course of study. Students are required to take courses in English, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, and more. The General Studies degree offered by the Billings campus of Montana State University is a program of study in which the student works with their academic advisor in order to design their plan of study, curriculum, and requirements. Students should choose and plan according to their personal interests, career goals, and educational goals. Most Associate’s degrees offered by this school require students to take at least 60 credit hours of courses.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Allied Health Professions
    • College of Education
    • City College

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