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Begin your journey of education by earning an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in General Studies*. This can be a great way to build a solid foundation and transition into a bachelor’s degree program at University of Phoenix. In this degree program, you’ll survey mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities, social science and technology. Additionally, you’ll apply effective communication skills and learn important critical thinking skills while learning from leaders in the fields they teach.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in General Studies.
Use the information below or speak with a Finance Advisor to better understand your financial options. You'll also find out how you may be able to lower your out-of-pocket expense and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The curriculum of the Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies degree program consists of 60 credit hours. To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. This is the same level of institutional accreditation of America’s top schools.
You’ll learn from instructors who have multiple years of experience in the field of communications. Many of them still work in the field and can help bridge the gap between theory and real-life practice.
Earning an associate’s degree at University of Phoenix allows you to transition into a University of Phoenix bachelor’s degree program seamlessly.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
As a student in the College of Humanities, you’ll be required to examine and analyze many disciplines from a wide range of perspectives. These deep examinations help you develop other aptitudes that can fit within many different work environments.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and schools.
At University of Phoenix, we provide each student with an Academic Advisor, Enrollment Advisor and Finance Advisor who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.
Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
The average class size in our Communications courses is 12, our English classes have about 14 students. This allows the instructor the opportunity to focus on you. If you have a question, need additional instruction or want to run an idea past your instructor, our small class sizes work to your advantage.
The College of Humanities curricula are developed to reflect industry standards as they apply to academic and workforce requirements. The coursework in our BS in Communications is updated regularly to keep the course content relevant and aligned with today’s world.
The PhoenixConnectsm academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.