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Schedule an appointment with an advisor to get started or just talk over your options. Your advisor can help develop a plan for your academic success. 

To start, give us a call at (740) 351-3299 or email ckacir@shawnee.edu

A Flexible Degree Option

General Studies students don't focus on one particular major. You have the freedom to take courses from a variety of fields while still receiving a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences including mathematics, natural sciences, history, writing, social sciences, philosophy, literature, art and oral communication.

A Step Toward Your Goals

If you are still considering the right career path for you, the two-year general studies degree may be a step in the right direction. Many students choose to major in the two-year general studies degree, completing many of the core courses required for a four-year degree, while deciding their options. Of course, the Associate of Arts in General Studies doesn't have to be a stepping-stone to a bachelor's degree. It can offer you a variety of employment opportunities by itself.  

Use your Military Credit or Prior Learning

Veterans, active duty military personnel and others who have significant experience in the workforce often come to Shawnee State with knowledge, skills and training that is not captured as college credit. The Associate of Arts in General Studies is flexible enough to make sure you get the credit you are due.

Learn your way

Shawnee State offers the Associate of Arts in General Studies in both on-campus and online formats, allowing you to complete your degree your way.

General Studies AA

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is designed to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts and can be used to launch your career or as a step toward a bachelor's degree.

See Degree Requirements in Catalog