Associate of Arts
- General Studies

Flexible, Affordable, Accredited

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) program is the first step toward gaining the knowledge and skills needed to achieve professional goals and increase marketability. The general studies online degree prepares learners for entry in a bachelor’s degree program.

Flexible, Affordable, Accredited

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) program is the first step toward gaining the knowledge and skills needed to achieve professional goals and increase marketability. The general studies online degree prepares learners for entry in a bachelor’s degree program.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program provides a foundation of skills in a variety of general education and liberal arts that are applicable in various fields. The attainment of an Associate Degree meets the needs of adult students to prepare them for professional opportunities or higher degree levels.

 

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Admission Requirements

1) High school diploma, GED, or its recognized equivalent

2) Application for Admission

3) Complete New Student Orientation

Career Outcomes:

Possible career avenues with an Associate of Art in Business Administration

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Administrative Assistant

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Customer Service Associate

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Store Manager

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Executive Assitant

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Sales Manager

What will CIU’s online Associates of Art in General Studies teach me?

An Associate of Arts degree in General Studies will enable students to demonstrate a sound understanding of business concepts, design effective and sustainable business, and strategic plans with an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues in business management. The AAGS is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals.

General Studies Course Topics Include:

Business Concepts

U.S Government & History

Fundamentals of Computing

Business Communication

Online Associate's in General Studies (AA-GS) Course Curriculum:

The Associate of Arts degree in General Education requires completion of 60 semester credits of coursework which includes 27 credits of General Education, 9 credits of General Foundations Courses, and 24 credits of Elective courses.

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1. General Education: 27 Credits/9 Courses

A. English Communication: 6 Credits/2 Courses
  • GEN 101 English Composition I
  • GEN 201 English Composition II
B. Mathematics/Science/Computer Science: 9 Credits /3 Courses
  • GEN 104 Mathematics
  • GEN 105 Algebra
  • IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing
C. Social Science: 6 Credits/2 Courses
  • ACE 100 Accelerate, Connect, Equip
  • Social Sciences Elective (100/200)
D. Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 Credits/2 Courses
  • GEN 102 United States History
  • GEN 103 United States Government
2. General Foundation Courses: 9 Credits/3 Courses
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics
  • ECO 215 Survey of Economics
3. General Education or Elective (100/200): 24 Unit Credits/8 Courses
  • Elective
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GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES – (SELECT 8 COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW)

  • ACC 222
Financial Accounting
  • BUS 214
Business Statistics
  • ECO 220
Macroeconomics
  • FIN 224
Principles of Financial Management
  • IST 225
Computer Systems Architecture
  • IST 227
Information Technology in Business
  • IST 228
Data Communication and Database Management
  • IST 234
Fundamentals of Database Management
  • IST 235
Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • IST 247
Introduction to Information Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation
  • MGT 228
Introduction to the Process of Management
  • MGT 251
Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 226
Principles of Marketing
  • GEN 106
Calculus
  • GEN 113
Introduction to Psychology
  • GEN 212
Introduction to Philosophy

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