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AA in General Studies

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies program is designed to expose learners to a variety of academic areas and prepare them for further education or entry-level positions in many types of industry. Find out more about the Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies program at University of Phoenix here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in General Studies

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Those seeking to enroll in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies program should have earned a high school diploma. They should have an interest in a wide range of academic disciplines and developing writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies program at University of Phoenix is designed to provide learners with a fundamental liberal arts and sciences education. Program coursework covers mathematics, social sciences, physical/biological sciences, humanities, communications, and psychology. Courses are also offered in cultural diversity, critical thinking, creative thinking, personal finance, and health.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

60 credits. Courses are taken in complementary pairs and are nine weeks in length.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in General Studies.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program has two tracks of study. Track A is for students with 24 or more transfer credits, and Track B (First Year Sequence) is for those with less than 24 transfer credits.

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (5 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (27 credits)
    • Can be satisfied with coursework not applied to any of the general education or concentration course requirements
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies can go on to pursue a bachelor's degree. Graduates might obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in most any academic discipline. A bachelor's degree may prepare students for a wide range of career choices or for advancement in their particular field.

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