General Studies

Associate in Arts

Empire State University

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The  Associate of Arts degree program in General Studies from Empire State College is designed to provide a strong academic foundation and a set of essential skills. The programs are excellent options for students who have completed some college credits but have not yet earned a degree. Many students who choose this degree program will do so while already on a pathway towards a bachelor’s degree. 

The interdisciplinary approach of the program makes it possible for students to explore their academic interests without having to define a disciplinary focus, while laying a foundation for the next step in their educational path.  

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

Interested in learning more about this program?

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