Associate of Arts in General Studies

Why earn an Associate of Arts Degree at CIU?

The Associates of Arts program is available to students transferring in a significant amount of coursework from other accredited and/or approved academic institutions or to students who want a more generalized degree program. The purpose of the Associates of Arts degree with no concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a General Studies Major.


  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in a wide array of skills
  • Understand biblical-based Christian worldview that can be used in various fields

Your Next Step

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for General Studies Graduates

Because the Associate of Arts degree also includes core academic courses in General Education, it lays the foundation for a bachelor’s degree or advancement in a variety of professional fields or ministry.

Associate of Arts in General Studies Admission Requirements

Online application
$25 application fee
Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)

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