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General Studies Associate Degree

The Associate Degree in General Studies is ideal for students who want to explore a variety of study areas before committing to a career path. It offers flexibility in course selection, ranging from math and computer science to humanities and fine arts to behavior and social science. For students undecided about a career, General Studies coursework can provide options and deliver focus. General Studies coursework can also help develop skill sets applicable across many fields.

As an Associate of Arts Degree, the Ashworth College General Studies program includes 12 credit hours of General Education Electives. Then, each semester offers increased flexibility in course selection as you work through an additional 27 elective hours in accounting, business, computers, finance, construction, education, healthcare, human resources, psychology, marketing, paralegal studies, psychology, retail, criminal justice, and/or security.

Online General Studies Degree Curriculum

Designed to help learners explore a variety of interests and career skills, the General Studies Associate Degree covers a broad range of topics from math to fine arts. Your online courses include general education classes and electives that range from biology to cultural anthropology. Other classes include:

  • English Composition
  • Principles of Public Speaking
  • College Algebra
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Included within your General Studies degree

  • Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Personalized career guidance and faculty feedback
  • Online interaction with fellow vet tech students, faculty and staff
$60,170

median salary

Job opportunities for General Studies graduates

Your online general education Associate Degree could be a stepping stone to further study and a bachelor’s degree. But did you know that Associate Degree holders earn an annual median salary of $60,170? That means an Associate Degree can be a great career asset in its own right—and an effective way to boost your earning potential.

LEARN AT
YOUR OWN PACE

Enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of four semesters in as little as six months.

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YOUR DEGREE

Tailor your program to your interests with elective classes in government, math, sociology, and more.

AFFORDABLE
TUITION

Don’t rack up hefty federal loans. You may qualify to get your fourth semester at no cost: a $899 value!

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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Your Associate Degree in General Studies makes sense if you want to further your education by earning a General Studies Associate Degree but are not ready to choose a major. It will serve as a solid foundation for moving ahead toward a bachelor’s degree, too. Since our online General Studies Associate Degree won’t interfere with your current job or family activities, it’s a convenient way to get a college education.

As soon as you enroll, you gain an Ashworth College Central Network. It's an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank yous, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth College Central Network as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you'll retain your account so you can sharpen your Ashworth College Central Network anytime you need to.

We allow you up to four (4) years from the date of your enrollment to complete your studies and earn your online General Studies Associate Degree. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

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"It has meant the world to me. I now have a pay raise already in place to help me move into a better living situation for my daughter and me."

Related programs

Our online General Studies Associate Degree is one of the most customizable programs of its type. You’ll find the same level of flexibility in our other general programs. They include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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