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Associate of Arts




General Studies

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) degree program is intentionally designed for students who may be just beginning their college journeys.

The program is designed to be completed one course at a time in approximately two and a half years, with a fast-track option available for eligible students after completion of the first term. The program includes a variety of courses that help students to build a foundation of knowledge and critical thinking skills, as well as skills in written and interpersonal communication.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program forms the core of a liberal arts education, preparing students for success in an ever-changing professional world. This fully online, 60-credit hour program fulfills all of the requirements of the General Education Core required for a SGPS baccalaureate degree, preparing students for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate program of choice after graduation if they choose to continue their educational journey at MVNU.

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Fast-track option available



"My MVNU education has given me the education that I was missing all my life. I never thought I would be able to take classes and succeed at them. I can't wait to use my education to further my career."


Associate of Arts in General Studies, 2020

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Bachelor of Business Administration, 2019

AA-General Studies Course Descriptions


AA—General Studies

Additional Important Information

• Program schedule and costs are subject to change and are provided for students during the enrollment process.

• Course-by-course payment is due no later than the first day of each course.

• Textbook costs are not included in the total cost of the program.

*A $100 Graduation Fee is charged to all students, regardless of degree type, when the Registrar's Office receives their Intent to Graduate Form.


The AA program has been designed with both affordability ($265/credit hour) and student convenience in mind. Payment is made on a course-by-course basis and our advisors will work with you on a variety of financial aid options, including employer tuition reimbursement. You may be able to reduce your cost further if you are proactive and fully explore your financial aid opportunities. You can pay for your degree in many different ways, so taking the time to apply for financial assistance from as many sources as possible is worth the effort. MVNU financial aid advisors are available to assist you with your financial aid options. In addition to completing your online application for admission, you should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

MVNU’s school code is 007085. Filling out the FAFSA is an important step in the financial aid process and is required for any financial aid to be awarded. Remember that applications that contain incorrect information will delay the approval process, so accuracy is extremely important!







Students must successfully complete the “Preventing Sexual Harassment” online training session required of all MVNU faculty, staff, and students and abide by the university’s policies in this area. Students are expected to have basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office or programs similar.

As an MVNU student, you will have access to Microsoft Office 365.


  • Completion of an online application.
  • Submission of an official high school transcript and/or GED. Students with prior college credit do not have to submit a high school transcript. Instead please submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses completed to date.* (Please note, if you have earned over 56 total credits, you may be eligible to start directly into one of the bachelor degree programs.)
  • Completion of a Registration Agreement Form.


In order to earn your AA degree, you must complete a total of 60 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale), including:

  • General Electives (minimum of 23 credit hours)
  • General Education Requirement (minimum of 36 credit hours)
    • Arts and Humanities (minimum of 15 credit hours)
      • Arts and Humanities (minimum of 15 credit hours)
      • Minimum of 3 credit hours in Bible/Theology
    • Natural and Social Sciences, and Mathematics (minimum of 15 credit hours)
      • Minimum of 3 credit hours in Mathematics
      • Minimum of 3 credit hours in Social Science
      • Minimum of 3 credit hours in Natural Science with laboratory
    • Liberal Arts Electives (minimum of 6 credit hours)

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