General Studies

The purpose of the Associates of Arts degree with no concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. Earn your AA in General Studies and continue your education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a General Studies Major.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in a wide array of skills
  • Understand biblical-based Christian worldview that can be used in various fields

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum 60 total semester hours of credit.
  • A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of graduation.
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 9 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least one additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course.
Locations Offered
Online
Curriculum
60 credit hours

Because the Associate of Arts degree also includes core academic courses in General Education, it lays the foundation for a bachelor’s degree or advancement in a variety of professional fields or ministry.

Bible/Theology/Ministry (9)

  • ICS 1210 - Discovering the Mission of God Credits: 3
  • MSD 1110 - Encountering Spiritual Formation Credits: 3
  • THE 2010 - Survey of Bible Doctrine Credits: 3

General Education (36)

  • COM 1010 - Communication for Leaders Credits: 3
  • CPT 1010 - Technology for College Credits: 3
  • ENG 1010 - College Writing and Research 1 Credits: 3
  • ENG 1020 - College Writing and Research 2 Credits: 3
  • HIS 2010 - World Civilizations Credits: 3
  • MAT 2010 - Personal Financial Management Credits: 3
  • PHI 1010 - Philosophy and Worldview Credits: 3
  • PHI 3010 - Personal and Social Ethics Credits: 3
  • PSY 2010 - Organizational and Industrial Psychology Credits: 3
  • SCI 2010 - Earth Science Credits: 3
  • SOC 1010 - Succeeding at CIU Credits: 3
  • SOC 2010 - Cultural Diversity Credits: 3

Open Electives (15)

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
  • Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)