Online General Studies Program (AA)

Online General Studies Associate of Arts Degree

Grantham University’s online General Studies degree opens the door for vast career opportunities in today’s hottest industries. Courses are designed to reflect the latest trends and market developments. Taught by instructors who share real-world insight into the job market, this degree program gives you a multifaceted knowledge base to help prepare you for the career of your choosing.   

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AA-GS) gives you a well-rounded general education. Achieving effective writing skills is a major component of the program, as more than 50% of the required courses involve writing for content and persuasion. In this program, you engage in introductory courses.

General Studies Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate, analyze and synthesize knowledge from a variety of academic disciplines
  • Analyze the perspectives and terminology of a variety of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

Associate Degree 63 credit hours
Total Credit Hours 63 credit hours

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
BA150 Principles of Business Management
PS240 Fundamentals of Psychology
BA201 Microeconomics
BA250 Personal Finance
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology
PL401 Philosophy of Science and Technology

Full curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
BA150Principles of Business Mgmt3
BA201Microeconomics3
BA250Personal Finance3
CS101CompConcepts and Office Apps4
CS165Adv Microcomputer Apps4
EN101English Composition I3
EN102English Composition II3
GP210American Government I3
GS103Intro to Physical Science3
GU100Student Success1
HS101World Hist:Ancient to Renaissa3
MA105College Algebra3
PS240Fundamentals of Psychology3
SO101Introduction to Sociology I3
SO106Introduction to Sociology II3
Program and core:45
Electives (6):18
Total:63

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Associates
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly
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Career Information

Upon successful completion of the General Studies program, you will be prepared to work in a variety of business and government settings in positions such as office manager, executive assistant, administrative services manager, or bookkeeping clerk, as well as more general fields such as human services or education. With further coursework and/or certification training, you can also enter into a wide range of other professions (e.g., law, medicine, psychology, social work, education).

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the information clerk field is projected to grow by more than 108,900 positions.

  • 1,714,300
  • 1,605,300
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as an information clerk, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$47,700
  • The median earn$29,990
  • The lower 10% earn$18,210
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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