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A.A. in General Studies

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Relevant skills. Foundational coursework.

Fully online courses

Marketable job knowledge

Christian, Liberal Arts Degree

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $420
  • Credit Hours 60

Program Benefits

  • Create your own schedule
  • Competitive tuition
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Receive career support
  • Many scholarships available, including benefits for military
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee

Foundational Knowledge Delivered in a Convenient, Online Format

By applying to the transfer-friendly A.A. in General Studies at CSP Global, you can start down the road to higher education. Learn from experienced faculty members and gain the skills to succeed academically, personally, and professionally with a career-connected curriculum that includes all the basic general education courses plus 15 electives to pursue your own interests. Scholarships, including military-specific options, are available to reduce the overall cost of the program.

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The online general studies degree provides a liberal arts perspective through accelerated general education coursework. You’ll study a career-connected curriculum to gain knowledge in writing, communication, and global studies, along with electives that allow you to customize your studies.

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Program Outcomes

  • Develop skills to be successful in future academic and professional work.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of fundamental academic areas.
  • Utilize effective time management and goal setting techniques.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the A.A. in General Studies from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

  • Completed online application
  • Submit official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution(s) 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. CSP Global 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.
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Tuition Details

The online A.A. in General Studies costs $420 per credit hour, making your total tuition $25,200. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to help you pay for your education.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your general studies degree. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

CSP Global is committed to initiatives that keep college affordable. In addition to financing your education with federal student aid and private loans, you will be eligible for a tuition discount offered to online students (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP Global is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor can help you apply for financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of CSP Global’s programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The number of courses in the general studies associate degree varies depending on elective coursework.

Online associate programs from CSP Global are $420 per credit hour.

This program is offered fully online from CSP Global.

The A.A. in General Studies will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

The program’s 60 credit hours can be completed in as little as two years. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

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