General Studies

If you are interested in several fields of learning and want a two-year degree, the Associate of Arts in General Studies Program may be exactly what you are seeking.

Because this program provides a general exposure to the major fields of knowledge, it is designed for the student who wants to study several subjects, one who does want to concentrate in one major field of study.
The associate of arts degree (AA) requires you to complete 39-40 hours of required courses and 20-21 hours elective courses selected with the guidance of an advisor. You can complete this program in two years.

This degree is a two-year program; it is not awarded to those who want a four-year degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication exhibiting an awareness of content, purpose, and audience while accurately using Standard English.
  2. Students will articulate the foundational themes of the Holy Bible as well as the intellectual strategies for further study of the scripture.
  3. Students will articulate the parameters of Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, doctrinal and moral convictions of the Church of the Nazarene and the connection with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical life, individually and collectively.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of global civilization, human behavior, and religion through historical, literary, and aesthetic records.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding and practice of various intellectual modes of thinking.
  6. Students will integrate the basic liberal arts and academic major with the fundamental doctrinal/moral tenets of the Christian faith, forming them for Christian leadership and service in the global community.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity with a capacity to positively engage others.

Coursework

Total General Education
39 or 40 hours Required:

ENG

1020

English Composition

     (3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing and Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

 

(either one may be taken as one of the Social Science options below)

SOCIAL SCIENCE (choose two)

(6)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communications

(3)

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology

(3)

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History Survey I

(3)

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History Survey II

(3)

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions

(3)

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Math

(3)

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

 

or

 

HPE

2040

Personal and Community Health

(3)

Electives:

20 or 21 hours

Total

60 hours