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A.A. in General Studies

Relevant skills. Foundational coursework.

Fully online courses

Marketable job knowledge

Career advice, including resume building

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

Program Benefits

  • Create your own schedule
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Many scholarships available, and benefits for military

Foundational knowledge delivered in a convenient, online format

With the most affordable degree in the Twin Cities, you can easily start down the road to higher education with a transfer-friendly school that welcomes credits earned at another institution and establishes a great learning foundation with a student success strategies course. Learn how to develop skills to lead yourself academically, personally and professionally, and move seamlessly through the rest of your coursework with support from expert faculty.

Get all the basic general education courses under your belt while pursuing your own personal interests with a choice of 15 electives. You may benefit from a number of available scholarships to make your education even more affordable, especially if you’re a military member.


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

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Program Outcomes

Admissions Requirements

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

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Tuition Details

The general studies degree from CSP Global costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum 30 credit hours to get your total tuition cost down to $14,280. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.


You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP Global, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your general studies degree. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

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

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of our asynchronous programs, designed for your busy lifestyle. With our flexible cohort framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

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Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will 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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