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Associate of Science in General Education

Kirstie E.
Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran

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4 WEEK CLASSES
The AS in General Education program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Expand your knowledge and develop your skill set by enrolling in the Associate of Science in General Education program at National University. In the AS in General Education program, you’ll gain writing and mathematical skills and explore subject matter such as humanities, information literacy, and science and social science disciplines. You’ll also address the cultural diversity of contemporary society.

Students in the general education program are advised to focus on writing and speech communication first. Students are then counseled to explore mathematical and other formal systems to develop abstract reasoning abilities and are encouraged to take a course in informational literacy. Finally, all students are required to have exposure to the natural sciences, the humanities, fine arts, language, and the social and behavioral sciences. Many of these courses include an examination of the human condition in a multicultural society.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate literacy in written and oral communication.
  • Apply information literacy skills in developing research projects and presentations.
  • Demonstrate scientific and quantitative literacy skills in appraising information and solving problems.
  • Identify ethical issues raised in different disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the elements of critical thinking to analyze issues, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Demonstrate skills for self-development that contribute to lifelong learning.

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We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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