General Studies, A.G.S.


The general studies program offers students the opportunity to explore their interests while simultaneously preparing them for a wide variety of careers. The general studies program is valuable because it helps students develop stronger communication skills, increase literacy skills, bolster critical thinking and gain a broader base of knowledge in a number of interesting subjects. The Associate of General Studies often provides the entry level that new adult, online students need and lends itself to the stackable credential model that allows students to complete the associate degree then continue on to pursue the baccalaureate program.

What can I do with this degree?
Students who earn a degree in general studies have numerous career options. With a diverse academic background, many students pursue careers in the business or service industries where they can make best use of their broad learning experience.

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:
Administrative Assistant
Advertising Sales Agent
Customer Service Representative
Human Resources Associate
Law Enforcement Officer
Operations/Project Manager

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 2 Years

University: Northwestern State University

Classroom Format: In-Person & Online

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