required for program
$440 per credit
$440 per credit
$440 per credit
Advance your education and career with an Associate of Arts in General Studies. Explore foundational coursework in communication, history, art, literature, mathematics, science, and the Bible.
Our online Associate of Arts in General Studies is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable.
Discover an online general studies degree that provides a solid foundation across subjects and explores knowledge with application to careers or baccalaureate study. Coursework includes requirements in the following subject areas:
Experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.
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Still have questions about earning an online Associate of Arts in General Studies? Check out a few of our most frequently asked questions!
Definitely. We know it can be nerve-wracking to take the next step toward your goals, especially as you consider how pursuing a degree will fit into your busy life.
That’s why we’ve created a value-packed, online Associate of Arts in General Studies that provides a manageable workload for a busy adult. Experience flexible education and student-friendly courses all within a convenient online or blended format—so you don’t have to choose between your responsibilities and an education.
Yes! It is a top priority to make quality education affordable so that you can ignite your calling right here at UNW. You can expect competitive tuition that’s actually less than the cost of most state undergraduate programs.
More than our commitment to an affordable education, though, is our commitment to a valuable one. Invest in an education at UNW that offers faith-infused learning, a highly interactive online community, courses taught by actively practicing faculty, and a student-friendly course design.
Absolutely. We believe online students of all ages thrive in a learning environment where they feel known, supported, and encouraged. Our online general studies program, steeped in faith-infused principles, offers access to free tutoring and coaching resources, personal academic advising, optional live-learning sessions, and—of course—our highly interactive virtual community.
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a foundation for success in the real world. A degree in general studies can open doors to careers in including faith-based organizations, government, professional and technical services, educational services, and healthcare.
UNW alumni have taken on roles such as administrative assistants, bookkeepers, customer service representatives, general managers, human resources assistants, property managers, social media managers, tellers, and travel agents.
We recognize that faith often plays a central role in professional life. Our online courses explore subjects as they apply to a variety of fields from a faith-infused perspective. Not only will you be equipped with real-world knowledge, you’ll learn how to use it to be a God-honoring leader wherever your career or education takes you.
If you are looking for a place to find connection, deepen your relationship with God, and be challenged and inspired in your chosen field of study, then the welcoming, Christian environment of Northwestern is the right choice for you.
My professors were phenomenal. The courses were rigorous, yet very well organized, which provided for strong classes.
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An Associate of Arts in General Studies provides you with a foundation for success in the real world. At UNW, earning a general studies degree online will prepare you for careers in healthcare, faith-based organizations, government, professional and technical services, educational services, and more.
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Note: Roles in some settings may require additional education or training.
As you pursue an online Associate of Arts in General Studies at UNW, you will explore knowledge from a variety of disciplines including humanities, communication, math and science, and the Bible. Dive into this foundational program that will prepare you to be a successful professional in a variety of fields or to continue onto a bachelor's degree program.
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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our online general studies program faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your knowledge, skills, and faith while you earn your degree.
Throughout our online Associate of Arts in General Studies, study under professors who not only have decades of past experience but are active in their fields of expertise. This means you will have the opportunity to explore multiple fields under the guidance of those who know them best.rMeet the Faculty Explore the department