Next Start Date July 1
Est.Program Length 1 – 2 years
Course Length 7 weeks
Credit Hours 60
Cost Per Credit $278*
Transfer Credits Accepted 42
*Out-of-state students will be charged an additional $5 per credit.
A.A. in General Studies Overview
Achieve your career goals with a solid academic and professional foundation.
Education can open the door to unlimited professional opportunities. Unlock the door to your potential with the Associate in General Studies degree from the Shawnee State University Online Campus. Whether you have specific career goals or are interested in exploring advanced degree options, the online general studies degree will introduce you to a variety of educational topics and help you develop the academic foundation necessary for success.
Offered fully online through a convenient learning platform, the Associate in General Studies degree is designed to prepare you for a variety of professional fields. Delivered with a flexible curriculum, the program allows you to explore a selection of general education courses and choose 19 credit hours that appeal to your academic interests and professional goals. Through the courses you select, you’ll develop advanced skills and receive expert knowledge from distinguished faculty with years of experience in their fields.
Upon completion of the online general studies degree, you’ll be prepared for the next step toward career success. You will have the credential to begin an entry-level position in a variety of professional fields or transfer your credits to the bachelor’s degree program of your choice.
The General Studies degree program is for:
- Those who need a college degree to advance their careers.
- Those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future but have not selected a field of study.
- Those intending to transfer to another college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Prepare for Flexible Career Paths
Learn the skills for various career fields.
Build a Strong Foundation
Find a pathway to advanced professional opportunities.
Gain Career Advancement
Earn the credentials to move up the ladder.
Courses and Requirements
41-42 Total Courses In This Program
Shawnee State’s online general studies degree requires completion of 60 credit hours. The flexible curriculum provides the opportunity to choose courses that appeal to your academic interests and professional goals. Each course is designed to prepare you for success in a variety of fields.
The online general studies degree offers courses to provide a well-rounded education that supports the University’s mission statement.
First Year Experience: University Foundations
This one credit course is an 8-week experience designed to assist a student’s transition to Shawnee State University with a focus on financial literacy, the major selection and declaration process, and the development of career plans. This course is designed specifically for students with 30 credit hours or less.
19 credit hours of elective coursework (12 at the 2000 level or higher)
Before applying for this program, you must have:
- ACT subscores of 18 or higher in reading, English, and math. If your scores are lower than 18, developmental coursework may substitute.*
* ACT scores are waived for applicants who are older than 21.
How to Apply
To apply to our associate in general studies degree, please contact an enrollment counselor and submit the following:
- Completed application
- All transcripts from high school and previously attended institutions
- ACT subscores in Reading, English, and Math
Costs & Financial Aid
The online Associate in General Studies degree is offered at a tuition rate of $278 per credit hour for in-state students and $283 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Up to 42 credits may be transferred into the program.
Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $278 per credit hour $16,680 Total $16,680 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 42) $278 per credit hour $5,004 Total with Transfer Credits $5,004 Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $283 per credit hour $16,980 Total $16,980 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 42) $283 per credit hour $5,094 Total $5,094
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes three to six semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-815-0323 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
To help make your online education more affordable, Shawnee State offers financial aid in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants. If you have questions, our experienced enrollment counselors and tuition planners will assist you through the process.
At Shawnee State, we want those who have served our country to get the education they deserve. As a veteran or current member of the U.S. military, you can receive federal and state educational benefits through the VA, and we will provide you with guidance and support throughout your online education.
The online Associate in General Studies degree will equip you with the skills you need to pursue a bachelor’s degree, and to be successful in a variety of diverse professional field, including:
- Criminal Justice