Program Overview

Whether you are starting your education or want to expand your general knowledge and skill level, the Associate of General Studies online degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana provides a well-rounded foundation for future studies, career opportunities, and individual growth. 

By combining English, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and university studies, this online program equips you with transfer opportunities into four-year institutions. This online program requires a minimum of 60-hours, and students will also complete 18 hours in a group concentration and 9 hours in a designated academic enrichment group. 

When completed, a student will be ready to:

  • Handle numerous tasks that an employer might expect;
  • Have a solid foundation for future studies in more advanced collegiate classes.

Contact us today to learn more about the Associate of General Studies online degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana!

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A minimum 2.35 cumulative high school GPA.

    School Overview

    Northwestern State University was established in 1884 in the old Bullard Mansion atop a hill overlooking the bustling river port city of Natchitoches. The campus grew as the school expanded from a two-year degree for teachers at Louisiana State Normal School to the four-year education degree at Louisiana Normal College in 1921. In 1944, the school became Northwestern State College and Northwestern State University in 1970.

    NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in addition to professional certificates. Students requiring added flexibility may take advantage of the online campus at eNSU. Virtual coursework and distance education degree programs reflect that of on-campus counterparts. Degrees are offered completely online, though certain courses may require proctored exams or campus visits to take exams.


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