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A.S. in General Studies

“A wide range of concentrations are available for your use based on your background, your experience, and your interests.”

- Dr. Frank Ponce

 

Overview

Do you need a program that allows you to build on your existing experiences and move forward toward your educational goals? The Associate of Science degree with a major in General Studies is a customizable degree providing you the freedom to create your own path of study based on career goals, unique passions, and life calling. The program is designed to develop your ability to integrate learning across courses, over time, and between academic and life experiences.

With a General Studies degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, you can:

  • Combine courses you have taken at other regionally accredited institutions and roll them into an extremely flexible degree program
  • Choose from numerous career path concentrations
  • Complete courses that are convenient to your schedule and location
  • Choose online classes or classroom sessions - or both!

IWU's flexible Associate of Science with a major in General Studies degree program allows you to select from these concentrations:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Individualized (Custom) Concentration
  • Religious Studies

This program provides a fundamental basis for students desiring to continue their education at IWU to complete a bachelor's degree in this discipline. The courses contained in this associate program will satisfy the 30 general education hours required at the bachelors level and will also apply toward the 120 hour degree requirement.

Relevant and Convenient

  • Complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Leverage previous academic work for degree completion
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise
  • Industry leading learning software tools
  • Learn value-adding problem solving, communication and teamwork skills

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
62 Total $294 / credit hour $294 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Concentrations

IWU’s flexible Associate of Science with a major in General Studies degree program allows you to select from any number of concentrations:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts
  • Life Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Studies

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in General Studies program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of 60 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. At least 30 credit hours must be earned at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  2. Included within the total of 60 credit hours, 10 credit hours in the General Studies Core
    • 1 credit hour in UNV-104 Introduction to Integrative Learning
    • 3 credit hours in FINA-180 Humanities: Fine Arts
    • 3 credit hours in PHL-283 Philosophy and Christian Thought
    • 2 credit hours in UNV-201 Integrative Learning Capstone
  3. Included within the total of 60 credit hours, 24 credit hours in the General Education Core
    • 1 credit hour in GEN-104 Getting Started with Digital Learning
    • 2 credit hours in GEN-105 Introduction to Lifelong Learning
    • 3 credit hours in ENG-140 College Writing
    • 3 credit hours in ENG-141 Research and Writing
    • 3 credit hours in PSY-150 General Psychology
    • 3 credit hours in BIL-102 New Testament Survey
    • 3 credit hours in COM-115 Introduction to Human Communication
    • 3 credit hours in HST-102 American History II
    • 3 credit hours in MAT-118 Quantitative Reasoning
    • 3 credit hours in PHY-101 Physical Science of Everyday Phenomena
  4. Included within the total of 60 credit hours, 15 credit hours in a concentration, with at least a 2.0 GPA. At least nine of the 15 credit hours must be completed at IWU.
  5. An additional 9-12 credit hours of elective courses are added for a total of 60 credit hours.
  6. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science with a major in General Studies degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    High School
    Applicants who have fewer than 30 credit hours of college coursework or applicants who are applying to the certificate program are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see  www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science in General Studies program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.