2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies (Online), AA

Purpose and Objectives

The Associates of Arts program is available to students transferring in a significant amount of coursework from other accredited and/or approved academic institutions or to students who want a more generalized degree program. The purpose of the Associates of Arts degree with no concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a General Studies Major.



  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in a wide array of skills
  • Understand biblical-based Christian worldview that can be used in various fields 

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum 60 total semester hours of credit
  • A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 9 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least one additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course