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General Studies, Associate Degree

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Associate of Arts in General Studies at American Public University System offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that provide a solid foundation for academic achievement and are readily applicable to your educational, personal, or professional interests. I  
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Overview

In this online degree program in General Studies, at American Public University System, you’ll combine required core courses in English, history, math, and science with elective courses of your choice, enabling you to create your own concentration. 

Successful achievement of this associate degree shows employers in all fields that you are capable of college-level studies and can persist in completing a degree program. Knowledge from this online associate program can also serve as a springboard to a baccalaureate degree.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Use knowledge across a wide diversity of subjects, views, works, and authors, from which they will have a general academic foundation.
  • Identify their personal, academic, and professional/career goals and strategies that are integrated within a meaningful approach to life.
  • Read, write, and analyze effectively across a number of disciplines.
  • Identify issues and problems, then formulate and frame solutions to these problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • English 
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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