General Studies

General studies degree available online at Peirce College

General Studies Degree

Our customizable General Studies degree program appeals to your personal and professional sides.

Your General Studies Degree

The perfect option if you're looking for a wide-ranging program, Peirce's Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program is flexible. Perhaps best of all, it's easy to apply previous college credits you've earned toward a degree to this program. Plus, it'll put you on track to continue on to a bachelor's degree program. No matter your goals, Peirce lets you create your own customized, interdisciplinary plan of study that explores your interests and advances your career options.

An associate degree can be an important step to advance your career. The General Studies Program at Peirce is flexible – combine courses from business, technology and legal studies to craft the program you need for your unique career goals. You'll get a well-rounded education, sharpening your skills in areas like oral and written communication as well as critical and analytical thinking. 

If you have previous college credit that you're trying to turn into a degree in order to advance your career, then a Peirce General Studies degree is for you.

At Peirce College we know that, as a career-oriented adult, your schedule can be busy. That's why we give you the option take your classes for our General Studies degree online, at our Center City Philadelphia campus or both. And with Peirce Fit, you can even switch between on-campus and online classes week-to-week!

Learn more about why Peirce's General Studies degree may be right for you. 


The curriculum for the Associate of Arts in General Studies covers a wide range of courses: humanities, history, arts, English, social sciences, mathematics, technology and more. Classes are available on campus and online, or you can mix in both class types according to what works best for you.

Associate in Arts Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 61

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
SOC SCISocial Science Courses (choose 1)3
SCIScience Core (choose 1)3
GEGeneral Education Core (choose 1)3
FIN 100Introduction to Personal Finance3
HUM 275Leadership & Ethics3
GE ELEGeneral Studies Electives (choose 2)6
ELEElective Courses (choose choose 7)21

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"Highly motivated students who are interested in translating previous college-level study into a degree should take advantage of this program."

-Brian Finnegan Assistant Dean, Information Technology and General Education

Interested in a degree in General Studies? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application. You can also apply using our online application!