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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, AA

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The associate of arts degree program with a major in general studies is designed to provide the student with a broad base of knowledge in liberal studies with a focused concentration in a field of study at IUP. The program is available in a format of either a traditional classroom or online instruction. The required concentration may include the already approved courses of an established minor program or a set of pre-approved courses to satisfy the 18-credit concentration. No more than 30 credits may be transferred into this degree program from other colleges or universities.

Students who may find this degree appropriate are those whose career goals only require an associate of arts degree, who are distance education students, who need a degree credential in route to a bachelor’s degree, or who are unable to complete a bachelor’s degree, but seek a degree that can accurately reflect their accomplishments in college.

Liberal Studies: 39-40

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Fine Arts: 3

Dimensions of Wellness/ROTC: 3

Humanities: 9

Learning Skills: 6

Natural Science: 6-7

Social Science: 6


Liberal Studies Electives: 6

Concentration: 18

  • Completion of an approved minor or pre-approved set of courses

Free Electives: 2-3

Total Degree Requirements: 60

(1) A 3cr course in Global and Muliticultural Awareness must be taken.

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