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
Design Your Own Degree
Has earning your degree seemed like an impossible task? Have you attended one or more colleges or universities, but been discouraged because you couldn’t find the courses you wanted? Have you stopped taking classes because they were not scheduled at a time convenient for you? Have you been frustrated because you couldn’t find a program to fit your needs?
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!
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 and collaboration skills
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Credit Hours||Onsite Tuition||Online Tuition|
|62 Total||$277 / credit hour||$277 / credit hour|
*Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
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 is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.
IWU’s flexible Associate of Science with a major in General Studies degree program allows you to select from any number of concentrations:
- Computer Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Fine Arts
- Human Services
- Liberal Arts
- Life Sciences
- Religious Studies
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.
Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
- 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.
- Included within the total of 60 credit hours, 23 credit hours in Liberal Arts as follows:
- 9 credit hours in Humanities (ENG-242, HST-160, FINA-180, PHL-283).
- 3 credit hours in Biblical Literature (BIL).
- 3 credit hours in English Composition (ENG 140 or ENG 141, with successful completion of ENG 140, ENG 120 or equivalent).
- 3 credit hours in Social Science (ECO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC).
- 2 credit hours in Physical Education (PHE).
- 3 credit hours in Science or Math (BIO, EAR, SCI, MAT).
- 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.
- Included within the total of 60 credit hours, four credit hours in required electives: Introductory Seminar (GEN-111) and General Studies Appreciation (UNV-201).
- Payment of all tuition and fees.
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.
Apply online at www.indwes.edu.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.