General Studies Associate Degree

This online degree completion program is designed for students with interdisciplinary personal or professional goals. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing family and career commitments. Finish at your own pace, anywhere. 


Program Type: Associate degree
Program Length: 62 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.







Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, think critically, observe accurately, analyze quantitatively, and solve problems creatively.
  • Appreciate creative and aesthetic activity through participation in culturally diverse contexts.
  • Articulate a Christian worldview and understanding of the Adventist faith and Andrews mission applied to chosen profession and convictions.
  • Form and enjoy enduring friendships cross-culturally.
  • Evaluate personal effectiveness with understanding of roles and responsibilities as a citizen of this world and God’s kingdom


  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or College-Ready GED certificate with no section score lower than 450
  • ACT or SAT scores if high school completed in the United States within the last 3 years
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended. 
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school where completed in English as the language of instruction
  • Students in United States without documentation, and students living outside the United States are welcome 
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy



  • A general studies degree is a stepping stone to career advancement, a new vocation, or simply personal growth 
  • Build a focus area as the first step to an Andrews University bachelor's degree



  • 15 credits in focus area, with 12 elective credits
  • Andrews credit minimums: 9 in major, 15 overall

CORE EXPERIENCE - 31 credits

  • 2 Religion, 2 English, & 1 Communication class
  • 1 History & 1 Arts or Humanities class
  • 1 Science & 1 Math class
  • 1 Social Sciences & 1 Wellness class

ELECTIVES - balance of 62 credits