A.A. in General Studies

An accelerated introduction to higher education, this degree sets students on the right path to earning a bachelor's degree.

Build a strong academic foundation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 773,800 business careers will be created in the United States between 2016 and 2026. Such rapid growth will expand this field by 10 percent, making business careers widely available to new college graduates. And while Malone University offers a variety of online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, the online Associate of Arts in General Studies degree can help you meet the requirements to achieve your educational goals and prepare for success as a professional.

Whether you’re returning to college to finish a degree you previously started, or are beginning a degree for the first time, the online Associate of Arts in General Studies program serves as the first stepping stone to earning a bachelor’s degree. Through an accelerated curriculum, courses featuring various collegiate topics, a dedicated faculty of expert professors, and a community founded on Christian principles, you’ll build a strong academic foundation that will support a variety of business careers. Once you complete the program, you’ll have 60 credits that can be applied to a bachelor’s degree.


  • Writing and researching
  • Christian theology and philosophy
  • Public speaking
  • Literary and visual fine arts
  • Global culture
  • Quantitative literacy

In addition to quality academics, this program’s curriculum also focuses heavily on faith-strengthening opportunities. Using a Christian worldview, you’ll learn how to apply your faith to your career and prioritize morality in the professional world.

Created with working individuals in mind, this program is offered fully online and provides you with the flexibility to learn when and where it’s most convenient. Accomplish your education goals as you explore an interactive curriculum and engage with experienced educators who are dedicated to your success.

View course curriculum

The A.A. in General Studies program curriculum is listed in the official Academic Catalog

Once in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print, and more!