Online Associate of Arts in General Studies

Wherever your journey leads, a degree in general studies can help you get there. This program allows you to develop critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and the Christian values necessary to become an effective servant leader – both in ministry and in the workplace.


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Our online Associate of Arts in General Studies is designed to help you develop critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and the Christian values necessary to become an effective servant leader, both in ministry and in the workplace. This program also provides a strong foundation for pursuing advanced studies in Bachelor’s degree programs.


1. Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.

2. Employ mathematical concepts and methods to investigate and solve real-world problems and questions.

3. Equip students with a foundation in biblical theology and worldview issues.


The online associate in general studies program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in liberal arts. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Reading & Writing
  • College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Psychology


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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in general studies allows students to work at their own pace. While there are deadlines associated with the online general studies program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 60 credits required for the online associate in general studies degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in general studies online program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers CCU and Cincinnati-area online students almost 40% off Point's regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Our online associate degree in general studies will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of industries in roles such as:


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Operations Manager


Through CCU's partnership with Point University, the general studies program is offered in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have created a model that works and challenges.”

– Terri B. LaGrange, online student