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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Associate of Arts - General Studies AA

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The Associate of Arts in General Studies is designed for students who are preparing to transfer into a bachelor degree program but are undecided about their longer-term career goals. It is also designed for students who are employed but are seeking a degree to improve their current job status.  A major portion of the coursework is derived from Shawnee’s General Education requirements allowing for a more seamless transition to a baccalaureate level program.


General Education Requirements (40 Hours)


Complete the following categories of the General Education Program  
English Composition (6 Hours minimum)
Quantitative Reasoning (3 Hours)
Addtional GEP Categories: Oral Communication, Engaged Citizenry, Ethical Insight and Reasoning, Fine & Performing Arts, Global Perspectives, Historical Perspectives, Human Behavior, Literature, & Natural Sciences (31 Hours)
First Year Experience (for students enrolling Fall 2016 or later) (1 Hour)
Electives/Concentration (12 semester hours at the 2000 level or higher) (19 Hours)
Total 60 Hours


Choose general studies courses from the University curriculum at the 1000 level or above, with a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 2000 level or higher. (Limited to a max of 2 credits of physical education, 2 credits of service/internship, 9 credits of independent study or portfolio assessment.  Courses with catalog numbers below 1000 do NOT count toward graduation totals).

Total Credit Hours 60

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