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Associate of Arts in General Studies

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’s degree specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus. Study the general associate’s curriculum to gain a breadth of applicable knowledge, and then select a specialization to start building a foundation for your future.

The associate’s degree program is available to non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, veterans, and more. Learn more about the complete eligibility requirements for associate’s degrees.

About the Associate of Arts in General Studies

In this 60-credit associate’s degree program, you’ll complete 35 general education credits. For the remaining 25 credits, choose a general curriculum or one of the specialized curriculum areas outlined below.

If you anticipate seeking a bachelor's degree, you should select courses that will advance that goal.

AA in General Studies Specialized Curriculum Areas


Why Earn an Associate of Arts at UMGC?

With a variety of specialized curriculum areas, earning an Associate of Arts at UMGC can help you gain in-demand skills and knowledge or get a head start on a bachelor’s degree.

Beatriz A., Fort Worth, TX

Finish your associate’s degree in half the time as a bachelor’s. Plus, you may be able to earn transfer credit to fulfill some of your requirements.
More than 40 percent of postsecondary students nationwide taking undergraduate coursework are enrolled in associate’s degree programs.
Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce | "The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees.” | 2020
Career-Focused Degrees
More than 50 percent of associate's degrees awarded nationwide are in career-oriented fields.
Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce | "The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees.” | 2020
Associate Degree Requirements
See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

Associate’s General Education Requirements
Get information about the 35 credits of general education courses required for all associate’s degrees at UMGC.

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Jorge A., Groton, CT, Associates in Computer Studies


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