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Earn Your AA in General Studies Online

American Military University offers its popular Associate of Arts in General Studies for working adults seeking to take the next step in reaching their higher educational goals. American Military University is a leading online university offering working adults access to quality and affordable education that fits into their busy schedules. Through the General Studies program, learners explore core competencies that are highly valued in professional organizations including communication, reading, writing, research and problem-solving skills that span multiple disciplines.

Additionally, the Associate of Arts in General Studies is an ideal platform for preparing to meet entry requirements in consideration for a baccalaureate degree. Whether you’re new to higher learning or wishing to complete your degree, American Military University designed the interdisciplinary Associate of Arts in General Studies to help students enhance specific learning outcomes by examining a diverse selection of studies including English, literature, history, humanities, mathematics, science and more.

Classes are taught by practitioner instructors with experience in a broad array of fields. Many are leaders in their profession and bring their real-world expertise into the online discussion. American Military University students also connect with an expansive community of professionals who share their same passion for higher education and career preparedness.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Helping You Save on Your Associate

Explore your options to make learning affordable.

* 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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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

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All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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A University That's Got Your Six

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. Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.

Personalized

Our undergraduate classes average 20 students, so you won’t feel lost in the crowd.

Relevant

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

Supportive

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

Accredited

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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