General Studies, AA
Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in General Studies provides a curriculum that allows broad exposure to multiple disciplines. This major provides a practical alternative for associate degree-seeking students whose needs cannot be met by individual majors. Students can design a course of study that meets their personal academic objectives and furthers their professional growth and development by combining courses from eligible disciplines into a coherent program. The degree combines general education courses with interdisciplinary electives. The proposed coursework is subject to approval by the dean of academic affairs.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals. Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Understand a broad range of concepts, terms, and theories.
- Be able to think critically and communicate effectively.
- Be prepared to obtain entry-level employment in various fields.
Prerequisites for Major Courses
To receive an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|General Studies Major Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )|
|A selection of 24.0 credit hours from lower division courses in the following Eligible Disciplines list is required ( other disciplines may be added by the University ). See the Keiser University Catalog for courses in each discipline. The selection of courses is subject to approval by the dean of academic affairs.|
|Eligible Disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Homeland Security, Information Technology Management, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Psychology.|
|General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )|
|Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline.|
|Behavioral/Social Science ( 6.0 credit hours )|
|6.0 credit hours from any lower division Behavioral/Social Science courses offered at the university.|
|Communications ( 3.0 credit hours )|
|Speech Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers ( 3.0 credit hours )|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics ( 3.0 credit hours )|
|3.0 credit hours from any lower division Economics courses offered at the university.|
|English ( 6.0 credit hours )|
|English Composition I*||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II*||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts ( 3.0 credit hours )|
|3.0 credit hours from any lower division Humanities/Fine Arts courses offered at the university.|
|Mathematics ( 6.0 credit hours )|
|6.0 credit hours from any lower division Mathematics courses offered at the university above Intermediate Algebra|
|Natural Science ( 6.0 credit hours )|
|6.0 credit hours from any lower division Natural Science courses offered at the university.|
* Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.