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The online Associate of Arts in General Studies is a 2-year program that provides you with a foundational understanding of the world in which you live and the skills you need to make a difference. You will study a broad curriculum taught from a pentecostal, Christian perspective while gaining marketable skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, research, and quantitative reasoning. When you complete this program, you can continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree through our online degree completion program or one of our traditional, residential programs.

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Program Format & Schedule

The online associate’s program is a 2-year degree taught entirely online. Students can begin in either the fall or spring semester. Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions with students taking two classes per session and one 16-week course that stretches across the entire semester. In addition to weekly reading and assignments, students will participate in discussion boards with professors and peers. Students will be enrolled in a full-time course load and should expect to spend an average of 12-15 hours per course each week.


Year 1

Foundations for Transformational Ministry (3 units)

Biblical Languages & Exegesis (3 units)

English Composition & Research (3 units)

Christian Worldview (3 units)
Life Science with Lab (4 units)

Intro to Biblical Literature (3 units)

Cultures of Ancient Civilizations (3 units)

Pentateuch (3 units)

Discipleship & Spiritual Transformation (3 units)

Western Civilizations (3 units)

Year 2

Foundations for Global Engagement (3 units)

Theology 1 (3 units)

Intro to the Arts (3 units)

Synoptic Gospels (3 units)

Biblical Exegesis Practicum (3 units)

Great Books (3 units)

Speech & Presentation (3 units)

Spiritual Gifts (3 units)

Marriage & Family Systems (3 units)

Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

Applied Math (3 units)

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