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Associate Degree

Choose from a wide range of courses within the Associate of Arts in General Studies curriculum.

Pursue a college credential that aligns with your career interests by choosing an Associate of Arts in general studies at University of Maryland Global Campus. Study the general associate’s curriculum to gain a breadth of applicable knowledge, and then select courses in your area of interest to start building a foundation for your future.

About the Associate of Arts

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner
  • Conduct academic research
  • Think critically

About the Associate of Arts in General Studies

In this 60-credit associate degree program, you’ll complete 35 general education credits. For the remaining 25 credits, you will need to take elective courses related to your interests and educational goals. Of these 25 credits, you must take 4 credits of required core courses. The remaining 21 credits may be chosen from any eligible courses of interest, provided you have met the course prerequisites. Be sure to review our focused elective options if you need additional guidance. If you anticipate seeking a bachelor's degree, you should select courses that will advance that goal.

Learn more about the AA in General Studies curriculum, requirements, and general education coursework. 

  • Please note: If you select to follow one of the suggested focused elective areas, any transfer credit you have earned that does not transfer as a general education requirement will be used in the focused elective area thus possibly reducing the number of specific focused courses that will be available for your degree plan. Please contact your academic advisor for additional information.

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