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General Studies Degree Online

Bachelor of Arts in
General Studies

Our Bachelor of General Studies degree program introduces you to a variety of disciplines in a flexible program of study. Select courses pertaining to a broad spectrum of professions that also match your personal aspirations.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months per Semester (Total 8 Semesters)

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  What You'll Learn

The online General Studies degree program is comprised of 40 courses of 3 credits each. Content includes a course overview, lecture notes, practice exercises, computer-scored multiple-choice tests and hand-graded assignments.

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Semester 1

EN110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

This course will help students sharpen skills that will help in achieving maximum learning as they complete their degree programs. Taking this course will unlock students’ undiscovered potential and will help them discover their multiple intelligences and best ways to learn. This course will also help students uncover strengths and build from them, as well as explore the areas where they might change behaviors to ensure college success.
CreditHours3

SP180 - Principles of Public Speaking 

This course teaches the students fundamental principles while emphasizing skills development in the practice of public speaking. It covers purposes, methods and steps in preparing speeches, develops communication skills in listening, speech criticism, audience analysis and writing, and provides effective delivery techniques to present a variety of speeches.
CreditHours3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
CreditHours3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today’s office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
CreditHours3

General Education Elective (Math/Computer Science 100-200 Level)  

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
CreditHours3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts 100-200 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 4

MA240 - College Algebra  

This course introduces the major concepts of college-level algebra. The course begins with basic concepts such as sets and numbers but quickly moves into intermediate algebra topics, emphasizing concepts most often used in computer science. The student will gain extensive experience in evaluating and manipulating expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions.
Credit Hours: 3

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Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Semester 5

MA260 - Statistical Analysis I  

This is an introduction to the foundations of statistical analysis, including distributions, measures of location and dispersion, probability, the normal probability distribution, sampling and testing methods, and decision analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: MA140, MA270

General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Semester 6

General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 300-400 Level)   General Education Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts 300-400 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Semester 7

General Education Elective (300-400 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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Semester 8

General Education Elective (300-400 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Elective (300-400 Level)  

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  What You Get

Start any time, study at your own pace and take exams on your schedule. Each course provides a balance of important theoretical concepts and practical knowledge. Affordable tuition and interest-free monthly payments assure you can graduate debt-free. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbooks & study guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Instructor guidance
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Career search and time management guides
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your Bachelor of General Studies degree will be an important addition to your resume, clearing the way for career success.

  • General Studies Degree Course Books

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    Diploma

  • Graduation Video

    Ceremony

Achieve your goals and improve your life. Enroll today to earn your Bachelor of General Studies degree online. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.

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