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Onondaga’s A.A. degree in General Studies provides the broad background of learning that most four-year colleges require.

What You'll Learn

In this program, you’ll learn how to better understand your career options while improving your academic skills. This General Studies program will help you develop critical thinking skills,  which serve as a the foundation for further studies or immediate employment.

Where You'll Go

There is no "typical" General Studies student or career path. Some graduates find jobs in public service or government agencies. Others choose to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies. Regardless of the goals you decide to pursue, the General Studies program offers the rewards and opportunities of a diversified education.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree.


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Social and Community Service Manager 28% Average
Teaching (K-12) 8% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Oswego
  • Syracuse University
  • Le Moyne College

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University