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Associate of Arts

General Studies

General Studies
Associate of Arts
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Pursue your personal, educational, and professional goals and interests with a customizable curriculum.

The Associate of Arts in general studies at University of Maryland Global Campus allows you to pursue your personal, educational, and career goals by developing an interdisciplinary course of study. This program incorporates and emphasizes core competencies, including effective writing and communication; IT and information literacy; mathematical and quantitative reasoning; critical analysis, critical reasoning, and problem-solving; and more.

Develop a Curriculum to Meet Your Needs

The Associate of Arts curriculum incorporates general education requirements, required core courses, and interdisciplinary elective courses. In order to meet your intended learning outcomes, you will have several options as you decide how to focus the interdisciplinary elective portion of the curriculum. You can choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or follow one of seven focused elective options outlined below.

If you anticipate seeking a bachelor’s degree, you should select courses that will advance that goal. You must earn a grade of C or better for a course to be applicable toward a major or minor in a bachelor’s degree program.

You are encouraged to seek assistance from advisors or success coaches in arranging your curriculum as appropriate to your personal interests and future educational plans.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Associate Degree Requirements

See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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