The general studies program is organized into the following subject areas of English & Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Sciences & Mathematics, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences & Behavioral Sciences, History, Cultural Studies, Physical & Biological Sciences and Information Literacy. The purpose of general studies is to provide a common educational experience for students, regardless of major field of study.

The faculty is committed to ensuring that the general studies program cultivates knowledge, skills, and values with a breadth that is characteristic of a learned person.

What makes the TUW online Associate General Studies program different?

  • 100% online
  • Very affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 start dates throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Professors with Real-World Experience

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of general education requirements students should be able to:

  • Write and speak fluently and expressively
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in one’s own and others’ writing
  • Analyze and interpret data in a scientific or social context
  • Demonstrate a comprehension of one’s individual cultural identity in relationship to other cultures and lifestyles
  • Analyze situations based on moral and ethical principles
  • Assess, access and use information responsibly
  • Collaborate with others in diverse group settings
  • Comprehend the nature of the natural world and scientific inquiry
  • Interpret creative expressions of the human experience
  • Explain human behavior as it relates to its social environment
  • Explain today’s political and social circumstances in terms of historical and social force

Students are required to complete 45 credits of General Education coursework, out of the below GE offerings, which is applied towards the bachelor degree.

Students can meet these goals by completing courses at a community college or an accredited institutions or by an approved exam and transfer the credits to TUW, and/or by completing the general education courses at TUW, which includes the following areas of study.

The same course cannot be used to meet both general education and major program requirements. Click here for a list of the General Education courses that are offered.

Students seeking enrollment in the psychology program must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Have successfully completed the General Educational Development (GED) test
  • Be a transfer student from another accredited college or university in good academic standing