Associate of Science in General Studies (Online)

General

Program Description

Our two-year, post-traditional general studies degree is designed to produce a well-rounded critical thinker with the ability to function effectively in workplace teams.

Pick up where you left off or start fresh by earning your associate degree in general studies on a schedule that works for you! Offered online and at our Buffalo campus, Medaille College’s Associate in Science in General Studies (ASGS) degree provides a strong background in critical thinking, complex problem solving, written and oral communication, as well as applied knowledge in real-world settings. 

Looking to earn a bachelor’s degree without any prior earned college credits? The ASGS is the perfect program to prepare you for going on to earn your bachelor’s in general studies.

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Those who earn an associate degree in general studies make an average of $51,000 per year in careers such as:

  • Retail Professional
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant
  • Computer Support Specialist

Program Format

Online
  • 120 credits 
  • Complete your degree in 2-4 years (depending on prior work, transfer credits, and credits taken each term)
  • The online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you.

Curriculum

Humanities

(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence below)

One HUM course must be a writing course. Recommended courses:

  • ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4) [or equivalent]
  • ENG 201 Writing the Research Paper (4) [or equivalent]
Natural Sciences

(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course:

  • GEN 241 Scientific Methods and Discovery or
  • BIO 150 Environmental Studies (4 - online only) [or equivalent]
Ethics

(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course:

  • PHI 190 Ethical Issues for Today (4) [or equivalent]
Mathematics

(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course:

  • MAT 121 Mathematical Applications (4) or
  • MAT 203 Statistics for Today’s Business (4)
  • [or equivalent]
Social Sciences

(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence below)

Students are required to complete two social sciences courses. Typical courses include:

  • GEN 221 Cultural Interactions: Early American Experiences (4)
  • HIS 210 Immigration in America (4 - online only)
  • HIS 251 Perspectives: The World Today (4)
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (4) 
Computer Skills

(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

  • CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications (4) or
  • CIS 160 Essential Technologies for Today (4 - online only)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (9 credits)

Students are required to complete 9 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Courses in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences are considered Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Electives should be discussed in consultation with a student’s academic advisor.

Free Electives (27 credits)

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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