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Associate of Arts in General Education, Associate Degree

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 28 days
, CA, | Online
The General Education program for the Associate of Arts in General Education and Associate of Science degrees promotes the intellectual growth of all students in National University’s Associate level undergraduate degree programs. 


Why to study

Students in the general education program are advised to focus on writing and speech communication first. Students at the Associate of Arts in General Education programme at the National University are then counseled to explore mathematical and other formal systems to develop abstract reasoning abilities and are encouraged to take a course in informational literacy. Finally, all students are required to have exposure to the natural sciences, the humanities, fine arts, language, and the social and behavioral sciences. Many of these courses include an examination of the human condition in a multicultural society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 days
  • Credits
    90 Quarter Units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Quantitative Methods 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Financial Accounting Funds. 
  • Managerial Accounting Funds. 
  • Business Finance 
  • Legal Aspects of Business 
  • Prin. of Mgmt & Organizations 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The General Education curriculum furnishes students with the basic knowledge necessary to pursue any Associate level degree program. Students who fulfill the curriculum gain an interdisciplinary liberal arts framework geared toward problem solving. This emphasis promotes self-directed research in many academic areas that have traditionally been kept separate. Diversity Requirement The diversity component serves the general education program goal of increasing respect for, and awareness of, diverse peoples and cultures. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    370 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per module and a duration of 28 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Cost per Quarter Unit - $370

Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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