This program helps you develop a strong foundation of courses in general education. An A.A. in General Studies can prepare you for transition to a bachelor’s degree program.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • The Writing Process
  • Critical Inquiry
  • Persuasive Communication
  • College Success Seminar

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Students will

  • Organize, draft, edit, and revise writing, in order to communicate effectively
  • Engage in verbal and/or online interactions with others and use communication skills to influence others
  • Apply quantitative reasoning to real-world problems
  • Think critically to analyze information and craft informed arguments
  • Articulate the key concepts, methodologies, and applications of a concentrated area of academic and/or professional interest
  • Use key elements of career exploration to develop an integrated career and academic plan
  • Practice ways of thinking in and across areas of knowledge
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

Because you will gain experience in many different areas, what you do with the degree is up to you. As a student, identify where you want to focus your interests in the job market, and work to gain experience in those areas.