General Studies Associate Degree | Evening or Online 2-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

General Studies Associate Degree | Evening or Online 2-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

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General Studies (AS)

Our two-year, post-traditional general studies degree is designed to produce a well-rounded critical thinker with the ability to function effectively in workplace teams. Meet our interdisciplinary studies faculty.

93% of employers agree that candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.

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About the Program

Pick up where you left off or start fresh by earning your associate degree in general studies on a schedule that works for you! Offered online and at our Buffalo campus, Medaille College’s Associate in Science in General Studies (ASGS) degree provides a strong background in critical thinking, complex problem solving, written and oral communication, as well as applied knowledge in real-world settings. 

Looking to earn a bachelor’s degree without any prior earned college credits? The ASGS is the perfect program to prepare you for going on to earn your bachelor’s in general studies.

 

Program Specs

 

Campus: Buffalo, Online

Credits: 120 credits 

Program Length: Complete your degree in 2-4 years (depending on prior work, transfer credits and credits taken each term)

Formats/Scheduling: Evening, Online

 

Delivery

Seven-week courses

Evening classes meet once per week from 6 to 10 p.m.

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Fall, spring and summer starts

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Those who earn an associate degree in general studies make an average of $51,000 per year in careers such as:

Retail Professional

Administrative Assistant

Paralegal or Legal Assistant

Computer Support Specialist

 

Admission Requirements

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Associate Degree in General Studies Curriculum (60 credits)

Humanities
(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence below)

One HUM course must be a writing course. Recommended courses:

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4) [or equivalent]

ENG 201 Writing the Research Paper (4) [or equivalent]

 

Natural Sciences
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course: GEN 241 Scientific Methods and Discovery 

or BIO 150 Environmental Studies (4 - online only) [or equivalent]

 

Ethics
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course: PHI 190 Ethical Issues for Today (4) [or equivalent]

 

Mathematics
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence below)

Recommended course: MAT 121 Mathematical Applications (4) or MAT 203 Statistics for Today’s Business (4) [or equivalent]

 

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Social Sciences
(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence below)

Students are required to complete two social sciences courses. Typical courses include:

GEN 221 Cultural Interactions: Early American Experiences (4)

HIS 210 Immigration in America (4 - online only)

HIS 251 Perspectives: The World Today (4)

PSY 101 General Psychology (4)

 

Computer Skills
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications (4) 

or CIS 160 Essential Technologies for Today (4 - online only)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (9 credits)
Students are required to complete 9 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Courses in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences are considered Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Electives should be discussed in consultation with a student’s academic advisor.

 

Free Electives (27 credits)

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP:

On Campus
Email: ptgo@medaille.edu
Buffalo campus: (716) 932-2568
Rochester campus: (585) 272-0030

Online
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Call: (716) 217-4191 

Buffalo
 

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(716) 880-2200
Toll-free: (800) 292-1582

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(716) 880-2568
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Online
(716) 217-4191
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