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The Associate of Arts in General Studies

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed to provide the student with general education knowledge and skills, along with a basic understanding of the Bible.

Program Director: Mrs. Sheri Popp

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Write effectively with precision and detail to communicate the intended message.
  2. Understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles.
  3. Use current technology for educational and work-related purposes.
  4. Compose and deliver speeches which clearly and effectively communicate the intended message.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through integration of Christian theology and worldview with other
    academic disciplines.
  6. Evidence a comprehensive knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  7. Evidence growth in Christian character and lifestyle. Our approach is a self-reflective one that asks the student to take a hard look at themselves and consider their spiritual condition in light of scripture.

Associate Degree Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 32 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (18 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Bible/Theology Elective
  • Inter-Area Studies (3 credits)
    • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
    • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3–202/3)
    • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-204/5)
  • Humanities (15 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview (PH 106)
    • Humanities Elective
  • Social Sciences (12 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 235/236)
    • Social Science Electives
  • Natural Sciences (7 credits)
    • Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242)
    • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
  • Electives (9 credits)

  Award: Associate of Arts in General Studies