Customize your education by earning an online general studies degree that maximizes your transfer credits and course options. In this student-initiated major, you’ll advance your career and boost your earning potential. Full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn approximately 30% more than those with an associate degree and 40% more than those with a high school diploma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.
Build on your previously earned credit to get the skills and knowledge needed for success with the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree from Aurora University Online. This program is designed for busy, working adults.
Aurora University’s online general studies degree provides you with a tailored academic experience that offers flexibility. Choose the courses that meet your personal and professional goals. Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.
Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations through an optional internship. In addition to offering placement support, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor in your field who will provide feedback on various internship-related assignments. Rest assured, you can complete your internship locally as well as at your current place of work, assuming it meets the program director’s requirements.Get Started
*Mathematics Competency Requirement can be met by earning a “C” or better in MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, any other mathematics course for which MTH1100 or MTH1110 is a prerequisite, or demonstrated math competency via the AU mathematical competency examination.
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All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes.
Students can transfer more than half the credits they need to successfully earn a four-year degree. Aurora University will accept up to 68 credits from a 2 year institution and 90 credits from a 4 year institution.
Design a degree that will match your interests and career goals. Earning a general studies degree gives you the opportunity to maximize your course flexibility and transfer credits. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions and advancement opportunities in fields such as business, communications and the humanities. The customizable nature of this degree makes it appropriate for a variety of careers.