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Earn Your BA in General Studies Online

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies offers you a chance to develop an appreciation of several academic disciplines while helping you to attain baccalaureate-level critical thinking and communication skills. Academic discipline choices include, but are not limited to: business; criminal justice; information management and technology; culture, society, and the environment; national and local security; and liberal and interpretive arts. This degree allows you to build and focus upon unique areas of study without the constraints of a regular major. Graduates of this program apply their skills and abilities in public policy, government, helping professions, human resources, and public relations, and are prepared for graduate studies where the focus will be narrower.

Courses in this bachelor's program are reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today's marketplace. You will choose from among 130 different courses to make up this general studies program to meet your individual needs. Some topics include:

  • Research, analytics, and written communication
  • American and global business, laws, ethics, and strategy
  • Financial management and budget development
  • Human resource fundamentals
  • Information technology systems
  • Aspects of management
  • Sales principles and public relations
  • Space history, organizations, and policies
  • Justice, emergency management, and fire safety
  • Family development, psychology, and sociology

Note: This program does not qualify for Federal Student Aid.


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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Our roots are in the military, but we are open to all. Here’s why 110,000+ have chosen AMU.

Convenient

Our online classes feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.

Efficient

Finish faster and save. Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.

Flexible

Programs start every month with mostly 8-week class formats, so you can begin on your schedule.

Relevant

Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Our advisors are available seven days a week, and we have a peer mentoring program to provide support when you need it most.

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