General Studies (AS) Program Overview

Chart your path to a new career with an Associate of Science in General Studies (ASGS) degree from Bluefield College. In the ASGS program, you will build a strong foundation for future study. You 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.

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 College will prepare you for a variety of careers and additional study options. With an ASGS degree, you can work as a teaching assistant, retail sales, office worker, and many other careers. The foundational courses that you take prepare you for enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program.

The Academic Catalog is the students’ guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield College.

On-Campus: Spring Semester 2021
Online: January 2021

On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Online Per Credit: $365

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Associate's Degree (AS)
General Education (62 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors


  • 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)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)
  • Electives (15 – 16 Credits)

* On-Campus   ** Online

Total Credits: 62

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

Technical Writer
Brand Manager
General Manager
Administrative Assistant
Nonprofit Program Manager
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