Associate of Arts: General Studies

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Wherever your life journey leads, a degree in general studies can effectively prepare you. This program helps you to develop your critical thinking skills, hone your communication skills and deepen the Christian values necessary to become an effective servant-leader in your current or future workplace.

    Benefits of the Associate of Arts in General Studies:


    The general studies courses in this program are usually transferable to any college or university, accommodating those who may choose to complete their studies at a future date.


    A variety of open or free electives allows you to select those courses in which you are most interested.


    Each course is presented from a Biblical world-view enabling the student to apply their faith to the world that they live and work in.

    Students successfully completing the Associate of Arts in General Studies will:


    engage meaningfully through writing in personal, academic and professional discourse, producing documents that are unified, coherent, well developed, and which adhere to standard grammar, style and appropriate form;


    engage meaningfully through speaking in personal, academic and professional discourse, producing oral presentations that are coherent, well developed, and effectively delivered;


    evaluate information and assertions based on sound reason and develop logical argumentation to resolve problems and apply processes or new information in new situations;


    access, evaluate, and utilize information from both print and digital media to promote understanding while holding to the standards of academic and professional integrity;


    engage effectively in quantitative reasoning applying basic arithmetic and algebraic computations in problem solving and in the interpretation of quantitative data;


    demonstrate an informed awareness and appreciation for the Christian worldview.

    What can I do with an Associate of Arts: General Studies degree from MACU?

    A recent survey of Mid-Atlantic’s Associate degree graduates showed the following: 

    • 40% are employed in business offices (office managers, medical transcriptionists, financial counselors, loan processors, etc.)
    • 20% are employed in churches
    • 20% continued their education
    • 13% are self-employed or engaged in small business

    What classes does the General Studies Associate require?

    Course Breakdown
    Total Required Courses 62 Credit Hours
    General Studies 35 Credit Hours
    Biblical/Theological Studies 12 Credit Hours
    Open Electives 15 Credit Hours
    Program Includes:
    • Biblical Doctrines
    • Christian Formation
    • Christian Thinking: Worldviews
    • English Composition
    • General Psychology
    • Oral Communication
    • Laboratory Science
    • Math
    • Principles of Bible Study
    • Story of Redemption
    • US History
    • Western Civilization
    • 5 Elective Courses

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