Associate of Arts in General Studies

Your Path To Possibility Starts Here

You want to build your education on a solid foundation. At NU, our Associate of Arts degree makes it possible. It's a fully accredited, two-year degree program that satisfies the general education requirements for most bachelor's degrees. Even if you have little or no previous college experience, you can earn an AA degree and then take the next step towards your B.A. It's a great start to a new beginning.

Why Choose Northwest University?

Prepare for Success

An AA degree in General Studies offers a broad selection of courses in writing, the humanities, math, natural and social sciences, and Bible—all to ensure you are well prepared for your chosen major. As a result, you'll pursue your field of study with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful.

Save Time and Money

At NU, you can earn your associate degree more quickly through our online courses. You set the pace.

Transfer with Confidence

Our top accreditation ensures that the credits you earn will easily transfer into NU or other universities.

Programs Built Around You

Attend class when it's most convenient for you. If you're working or have a family, you can customize a schedule that fits with your life. We work around your needs.

Distinguished Faculty

Build your academic success upon a well-rounded, quality education that incorporates time-proven values into every course taught by faculty with years of experience in their professional fields.

Proven Excellence

NU has been providing students with an exceptional education for 80 years. U.S. News & World Reportrecognizes us as a Top Value school.

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Top Accreditation

Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

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Next Steps

Would you like to get started right away? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

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