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General Studies (AS) Program Overview

Chart your path to a new career with an Associate of Science in General Studies (ASGS) degree from Bluefield University. In the ASGS program, you will build a strong foundation for future study. You’ll begin your educational journey with foundational courses in general studies which will help you become an informed citizen and build skills needed for whatever dream career you pursue. At Bluefield, a Christian perspective will be integrated into all your courses.

A General Studies Degree to Help You Go Further

Along with learning how to communicate with diverse audiences, you will master critical thinking skills and problem-solving. The skills mastered in the associate degree program are universal and can be used in a wide range of careers. Whether you are studying English, history, mathematics, or the chemistry of chocolate, your faculty will help you to examine the information and determine how it can be applied in real-world situations.

Earning an associate degree in general studies from Bluefield University will prepare you for a variety of careers and additional study options. The foundational courses you take prepare you for enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program at Bluefield University.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 2 years

Available Grants & Scholarships

Courses & Requirements

Associate of Science Degree (AS)
General Studies (62 Credits)

  • Bluefield Core* (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3* – 6** Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Personal Wellness** (3 Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)
  • Additional Math/Science (3-4 Credits)
  • Electives (15 – 16 Credits)


* On-Campus   ** Online

Total Credits: 62

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Retail Manager
Brand Manager
General Manager
Administrative Assistant
Nonprofit Program Manager
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