Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies A.A.

A solid start to your 4-year degree

Take the first step and gain the broad background of learning that most four-year colleges require. 

This well-rounded program focuses on developing your critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, and making sure you can write and communicate effectively about different topics. Apply your new knowledge plus your career and subject exploration to a 4-year degree.  

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Program Type
Transfer Program,
Duration
2 Years
Format
In-Person,

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Where you'll go

There is no "typical" General Studies student or career path. You can use this degree to transfer to a 4-year school while some grads find jobs in administrative environments or the public sector. 

Career Paths

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
Lincoln University General Agreement
Johnson C. Smith University General Agreement
Syracuse University Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, B.S.

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