Associate’s in General Studies

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October 2024
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Create the Path You Want and Achieve Your Goals

The Associate of Science in General Studies degree program at City University of Seattle sets the foundation for a variety of career trajectories or educational paths. However you use your degree, you will learn to think critically, analyze data, and solve problems creatively.

The associate in general studies curriculum is designed to provide maximum flexibility. The degree offers a unique opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary and carefully focused course of study, which fulfills traditional university requirements while meeting your specific goals for a college degree.

The Associate of Science in General Studies is a flexible, two-year program that introduces students to a field of their choice and prepares them for entry-level positions or seamless continuation to a bachelor’s degree program. No prior post-secondary study is necessary to enroll in the program, and it is wholly compatible with, and transferable to, further undergraduate study at City University of Seattle and elsewhere.

Students with prior college credits or formal non-collegiate training can transfer up to 65 lower-division credits. Students in the military can transfer up to 85 credits and use military education and training credits to pay for school.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Associate of Science in General Studies program, you’ll learn a wide range of disciplines, such as:

  • Arts
  • Math
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • College-level writing
  • Economics
  • Public speaking
  • Philosophy


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