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Associate of Arts in General Studies

About the Program

It is a basic curriculum, the completion of which can prepare the adult learner for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services or the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees.

What do students enrolled in the General Studies program do?

As a General Studies major, you will assemble evidence relevant to an issue or problem, explain its significance, and use it in critical analysis of alternative approaches or viewpoints using appropriate citations where needed. Additionally, you will learn to present substantially error-free communication (oral, written, and visual) in argumentative and narrative forms to general and specialized audiences. You will use appropriate technology to answer questions, test suppositions, and/or interpret social and economic trends. You will also describe how at least two disciplines define, address, and justify the importance of a contemporary challenge or problem.

Is this major right for you?

You might consider a General Studies degree if you plan to enter the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Human Services degree programs and you enjoy interacting with other people. Also, this program is ideal if you lack previous college credit needed to enter the core program for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Human Services.

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Courses

Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 19, 2019
Monday, January 6, 2020

 

At a Glance

Admission Requirements for Online Associate and Bachelor Programs

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • An official high school transcript if transferring fewer than 15 credit hours from accredited colleges or universities. Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Home school students must provide evidence of membership in an approved home school association and provide an official transcript with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; otherwise, applicant must submit GED scores.
  • Transfer students who have attended other colleges or universities must provide official transcripts from each school attended. Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college work attempted.
  • Submission of all military transcripts, if applicable.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers can do this evaluation, and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services provides a list of approved agencies. From the NACES list, Southern Wesleyan recommends using World Education Services or Josef Silny.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet the official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or demonstrate equivalent evidence of proficiency in English, such as an overall band score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS test.
  • Satisfactory interview with a designated committee or academic division, if required.

Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Gender Non-Discrimination Policy (Title IX)