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Associate of Arts

General Studies

General Studies
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Develop a curriculum that meets your unique learning needs and career interests.

In the Associate of Arts general curriculum at University of Maryland Global Campus, you may choose related courses from several disciplines, explore several interests at once, or choose a variety of courses from UMGC’s offerings. The responsibility for developing a curriculum that meets your intended learning outcomes is yours. 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. If you are interested in pursuing a general studies major, you should strive to include 6 credits of coursework in one discipline area (e.g., HRMN) and 6 credits from a second discipline area (e.g., PSYC) in your plan.

Courses

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, SPCH 125) (recommended)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 21 credits of courses in any discipline for which you meet the prerequisites.

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Associate’s Degree Requirements

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

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