ASSOCIATE OF ARTS MAJOR IN GENERAL STUDIES
Total Credits Required: 60 Credits
Hawai‘i Pacific University offers the Associate of Arts degree in General Studies to students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies upon completion of 60 credit hours of required and elective lower-division (1000- and/or 2000-level) courses. The AA in General Studies can be tailored to lead directly into most Bachelor programs. In the degree, students will complete coursework for all curriculum areas in the General Education Program and the remaining credits are taken as unrestricted electives.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who earn the Associate of Arts in General Studies will:
Develop skills in writing, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, group process, and communication so they can find, evaluate, and implement information effectively to solve problems.
Explore diverse social and cultural viewpoints and gain knowledge about the historical, geographical, natural, technological and contemporary forces that impact and shape the world.
Discern and assess the values that underlie various crucial positions, articulate their own values with coherence and integrity, and participate in community projects that bridge academia and the public good.