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General Studies (A.A.) – Online

The Associate of Arts/General Studies degree, designed for working adults, is widely accepted and prepares students for the completion of a bachelor’s degree. In some situations, this degree will meet the student’s educational career or job goals. After completion of an associate degree, many students then enter one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants not meeting admissions requirements may appeal to the Admitting and Registration Committee

Program Mission and Outcomes

General Education exists as the core of Warner’s academic programs, providing a framework of broad knowledge for an introduction to liberal arts, advancing the study of humanities, communication, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and biblical and theological thought.

Students earning an A.A. in General Studies will meet the following eight outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Acquire and apply mathematical skills, concepts and models to various disciplines.
  2. Interpret and react to the effects of past and present political, economic and social systems and paradigms including their individual positions relative to the global community.
  3. Think, integrate, and clearly communicate knowledge from various disciplines. Communication at the undergraduate level includes the demonstration of quality writing and speaking skills.
  4. Recognize the meaning of and make application of biblical content.
  5. Recognize God and prepare themselves spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically through service to others and cooperation in college life.
  6. Recognize, apply, and appreciate the value of the arts and humanities.
  7. Employ research methods, skills, tools, technologies and knowledge systems useful to various disciplines demonstrating information literacy.
  8. Critically analyze foundational assumptions and resulting arguments, claims, theories, and scientific laws.

Program Admission

  • Complete an Application and pay the appropriate application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended. Supply a high school or GED transcript if there are no transferable college or university credits.

General Education Core Requirements

The minimum general education core requirements as approved by the faculty for students in either an Associate of Arts program, a Bachelor of Arts program, or a Bachelor of Science program.  Some programs have specific course requirements and/or additional requirements.  See individual programs for more details.  

Written and Oral Communication  (9 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ENG 1010 Composition I (must be passed with a “C” or higher) 3
ENG 1020 Composition II (must be passed with a “C” or higher) 3
COM 2010  Oral Communication 3

Cultural and Historical Perspectives  (6 credit hours)

Choose from two of the four disciplines HRS.
FAS 2005 or 2003 Fine Arts 3
Literature 3
Biblical Literature or Theology course 3
History (a general world or US history course) 3

Mathematics and Science (9 credit hours)

Choose nine hours, comprised of at least one natural science course and at least one mathematics course at MAT 1030 or above.

Social Sciences  (6 credit hours)  

Choose From:   COURSE HRS.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
ECO 2001 Principles of Economics:  Macro 3
ECO 2012 Contemporary Economics 3
EDU/PSY 2010 Life-Span Development 3
GEO 2013 World Geography 3
POS 2010 American Government and Politics 3
PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
SWK 2053 Social Problems 3

Biblical Studies  (3 – 6 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BST 1010 Christian Life, Faith, and Service AND 3
BST 2010

Understanding the Old Testament

(required for freshmen and transfer students with less than 60 credit hours)

3
BST 2020

Understanding the New Testament

(for transfer students with 60 or more credit hours)

3

Personal Development and Worldview  (6 – 7 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 1000 Lifetime Wellness 3
UNV 2050 Transfer Student Seminar or equivalent 0 – 1
UNV 4095 Integrative Seminar  3