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Begin your journey of education by earning an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in General Studies*. This can be a great way to build a solid foundation and transition into a bachelor’s degree program at University of Phoenix. In this degree program, you’ll survey mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities, social science and technology. Additionally, you’ll apply effective communication skills and learn important critical thinking skills while learning from leaders in the fields they teach.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in General Studies.
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
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Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
This program is not eligible for federal financial aid. Please speak with an advisor for more information.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
You’ll learn from instructors who have multiple years of experience in the field of communications. Many of them still work in the field and can help bridge the gap between theory and real-life practice.
Earning an associate’s degree at University of Phoenix allows you to transition into a University of Phoenix bachelor’s degree program seamlessly.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.