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Associate of General Studies Degree
The Associate of General Studies is a foundational degree program designed for students seeking a liberal arts education through an online learning format. The broad interdisciplinary curriculum gives students the foundation for many areas of study applicable for entry into a professional environment. Students may also use the General Studies degree to narrow future educational pursuits at a four-year college or university. It is the student's responsibility to speak with advisors for transferability of certain course credits.
Students must complete the required minimum of 90 credit hours for completion of the program, and may choose courses from the fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, history, literature, mathematics, and computer science. A liberal arts education can be used as the foundation for all higher educational pursuits and has the potential to satisfy many college or universities' general education core. Students who successfully complete the AS in General Studies should have an understanding of professionalism that is a valuable asset in the competitive job market.
The goal of the liberal arts studies is to produce a virtuous, knowledgeable and articulate person. A liberal arts degree should be interpreted as a course of study that refers to matters relating to the humanistic relationship between societies and continuing education. Language, economics, communication, theater, art, psychology, and political science are all areas where students of a liberal arts education can flourish.
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