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Associate of Arts inGeneral Studies

The Associate of Arts program consists of 64 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The Online Associate's degree is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

Area of Study: General Studies

  • Credit Hours: 64
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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General Studies
Curriculum Overview


The program includes General Education credits from various academic disciplines to provide students with a foundation for critically examining the world from unique perspectives. The Online Associate’s degree prepares students with the foundation courses they need to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Course Name
  • The Inner Review2
  • Interpersonal Communication4
  • College Writing4
  • Introduction to Literature4
  • Walking and Running Basics1
  • Introduction to Psychology4
  • Introduction to Sociology4
  • Leaders in American Society4
  • Listening to Life:West. Clscl2
  • Social Problems4
  • American Government4
  • Principles Contemporary Math3
  • Macroeconomics4
  • Approaching Art2
  • Biology in a Box4
  • Real World Chemistry4
  • Introduction to The Theatre2
  • Biblical Christianity4
  • Reflection and Synthesis2
LSC-159 - The Inner Review

In this reflective course students will evaluate their strengths as a learner; define priorities and goals when choosing a career; and gain a greater understanding of memory.

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Elective Courses


  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
    • If you have not taken any college level courses and have graduated from high school in the last three years, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as your official ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via your student application portal. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
    • What are your long term personal and professional goals?

*120 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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