General Studies (Associate of Arts)

Earn an Online Associate Degree in General Studies

Want to get your foot in the professional door … but you’re not sure what career path you want to take? An online Associate of Arts in General Studies from Grantham University provides a well-rounded general education – the kind that opens the doors of opportunity in a number of industries.

What will I learn in the online associate degree in General Studies?
You should achieve the ability to communicate clearly, especially in your writing. Achieving effective writing skills is a major component in this general studies associate degree program as over half of the required classes involve writing for content and persuasion.

What careers can I pursue with this General Studies associate degree?
This degree can prepare you for a number of professional positions, from administrative areas to the sales floor – any job requiring effective communication. And because these skills are universally important, in both private and public sectors, you could work almost anywhere.

How long is the associate degree in General Studies online program?
At 62 credit hours, your associate degree in general studies program is designed to be completed in about 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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, military personnel, 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.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
CS165 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 4
Program and core: 23
Electives (13): 39
Total: 62

Additional online degree details

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

Get started today

We're ready to help you earn your General Studies (Associate of Arts). Provide your contact information below and an admissions representative will contact you to provide more information and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you are ready to go, you can apply now.




* Required Field

By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for Grantham University to contact you at the number provided, even if this number is a wireless number. I understand that I may be contacted by telephone, email, text message or mail regarding degree options, tuition or the enrollment process, and that I may be called using automatic dialing equipment. Message and data rates may apply Providing this consent is not required in order to enroll.

Your Education. Your Life. Your Terms.

Apply now

At Grantham, the focus is on providing you a professionally relevant education at a convenient pace and format that works best with your busy lifestyle. To explore which online degree might be right for you, call Grantham today at (888) 947-2684 and an admissions representative will be happy to assist you! Or simply fill out our online enrollment application to get started right away.