BA in General Studies

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Program Description

Customize your education by earning an online general studies degree that maximizes your transfer credits and course options. In this student-initiated major, you’ll advance your career and boost your earning potential. Full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn approximately 30 percent more than those with an associate degree and 40 percent more than those with a high school diploma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.

Get the skills and knowledge needed for success with the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree from Aurora University Online. This program is designed for busy, working adults.

Curriculum

Aurora University’s online general studies degree provides you with a tailored academic experience that offers flexibility. Choose the courses that meet your personal and professional goals. Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned associate degree (AA, AS, AAS) or 60 earned hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed) from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • A resume demonstrating two or more years of work experience, military service, or relevant adult responsibilities.
  • A personal statement addressing why they wish to enroll in an online program and a description of how they will structure their lives and time to be successful.

Career Outcomes

Design a degree that will match your interests and career goals. Earning a general studies degree gives you the opportunity to maximize your course flexibility and transfer credits. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions and advancement opportunities in fields such as business, communications and the humanities. The customizable nature of this degree makes it appropriate for a variety of careers.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small ... Read More

At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed. Read less