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Associate of Science in General Studies

The Associate of Science in General Studies program is designed specifically for adult students who have little or no college experience.  The program is available 100% online helping adult students earn the core general education courses at the time convenient for their busy schedule

A General Studies degree is for:

First time college students in search of general education requirements necessary for a bachelors degree.
Students who have completed some college coursework and now seek to transfer into an online Associate of Science degree program to accomplish a degree.
Individuals who want to begin working toward a college degree while exploring areas of interest related to a variety of different career paths.

Meet the demands for an educated workforce


Financial Aid Breakdown

*Percentage of total students with valid FAFSA who attended either Fall or Spring semester at least half time and submitted a valid 2015/2016 FAFSA. Eligibility for Unsubsidized Direct Loans is 100% as long as the student has not exhausted their lifetime limits. Numbers in the chart included students who may have declined this fund.


Including Classes in the Following Core Areas:
• Written Communication
• Oral Communication
• Technology/Information Literacy
• Fine Arts
• History
• Literature
• Global Understanding
• Citizenship
• Religion
• Biological/Physical Science
• Social/Behavioral Science
• Quantitative Reasoning

Degree Requirements

64 Degree Credit Hours
46 General education semester-credit hours
18 General elective semester-credit hours
46 Maximum transfer credits hours allowed

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

• Be 21 years of age or older (unless approved by the Vice President of Admissions).
• Possess a valid High School Diploma or GED.
• Have the ability to obtain official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.

In order to sign up for online classes at UMO, you must have regular access to the Internet and email, as well as, be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents

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The Associate of Science in General Studies can serve as a stepping stone to further your education, it can prepare you for career fields that require analytical thinking and strong written and oral communication skills.