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General Studies

General Studies
(Associate's Degree)

Southwest Baptist University offer associate's degrees in general studies for students wishing to pursue a college degree that will open up increased career opportunities and provide a foundation for further education.

You may choose between an Associate of Arts in General Studies (includes required foreign language courses) or an Associate of Science in General Studies.

The associate's degree in General Studies is available at any SBU campus location.

The General Studies associate's degree is offered through the SBU College of Arts and Sciences.

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The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education at a campus close to home. Choose the SBU campus location best for you!
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for indivbidualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.
  • Build a strong foundation to prepare you for career opportunities or further education.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Degree REquirements

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Students pursuing the A.A. in General Studies degree must complete the following requirements:

  • General Education Requirements (42 hours)
  • Graduation Requirements — includes a foreign language (16-18 hours)
  • Electives (4-6 hours)

Associate of Science in General Studies

Students pursuing the A.S. in General Studies must complete the following requirements:

  • General Education Requirements (42 hours)
  • Graduation Requirements (10 hours)
  • Electives (12 hours)