Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies

Associate of Arts

Herkimer County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Arts
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

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

The General Studies AA program from Herkimer County Community College is designed to expose students to broad areas of human knowledge—the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. Students work closely with an advisor to tailor a specific program according to their needs and interests. This advising is of particular value to students who may be uncertain of the major they wish to pursue when they enter the College. General Studies students are well prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree or to take advantage of specialized training offered by future employers.


The goals of this program are to:

    introduce students to broad areas of human knowledge- the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics; and 

    promote critical thinking skills, data analysis and creative problem solving.


Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    differentiate, summarize, identify and apply broad areas of human knowledge the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics; and 

    analyze, evaluate said data/information and justify a solution.

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
  7. APPLY NOW

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