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Online Associate's Degree

Earn your associate's degree online from an accredited Christian college

If you want to earn an online degree from a university that listens to its students, and you are ready to find your passion and purpose in life, SWU is for you. You can use your Associate of Arts in General Studies degree to form the foundation for more responsibility at work, as well as for further study in the eventual pursuit of a bachelor's degree, such as SWU's Bachelor of Science in Human Services or the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees.

Students enrolled at SWU will benefit from:

 
100% online degree program
 
Christian values at the center of every course
 
Self-paced course work and flexible deadlines
 
A dedicated, personal success coach
 
Ability to apply real-world knowledge
 
Open communication with classmates and professors

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You'll take core classes in English, science, technology, communication and history, while also addressing real-world challenges that will inform your performance on the job. Our Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program stands apart because it also incorporates Christ-centered strategies for handling the ethical and legal challenges of today's workplace. 

SEE WHAT GIVES SWU A REMARKABLE 90% OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION RATE.

"I truly believe Southern Wesleyan is more organized and student friendly than most. I'm very impressed with how they treat their students."

Tina Corbin, AAGS

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020

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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.

Additional information related to SWU’s non-discrimination policies include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Gender Non-Discrimination Policy (Title IX)