Associate in Arts: General Studies


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What is Associate in Arts: General Studies?

The Associate in Arts degree focuses on the completion of the Miami Plan plus twelve hours in a concentration. This degree features the opportunity to explore different areas of study due to its flexibility. 

An Associate in Arts degree can be the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree or a stand alone degree.  These credits may also be applied to a baccalaureate degree at Miami University.  

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Students have the flexibility to explore many areas of study, while completing the foundations of the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education.

This degree gives students the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas: creative thinking, critical reasoning, cross-cultural awareness, communication, and problem solving skills. Students may use these skills to continue their education in a variety of baccalaureate degrees or students may apply these skills on-the-job in a variety of settings.  

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

This degree requires completion of the five (5) Miami Plan foundations. In addition, the student would complete twelve hours in the area of their concentration, which is one of the following:
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Education, Health and Society
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Creative Arts
  • Liberal Arts & Applied Science

What can I do with this major?

Students graduating with this major may continue on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in many other areas. 

An Associate in Arts degree may also help students gain access to entry-level positions.  

Students seeking employment are encouraged to work with Career Services and Professional Development: 

Miami University Hamilton 
122 Rentschler Hall 

Miami University Middletown 
114 Johnston Hall 

Who can I contact for more information?

Office of Academic Advising

513-785-3129 (MUH)
513-727-3440 (MUM)