The purpose of the Associate of Arts degree in General Studies is to provide a flexible degree program that allows students to complete their degree by attending classes that focus primarily on general education courses, yet provides insight into a variety of potential academic pathways for those who are undecided about a major. The General Studies program offers practical introductions to the field of general education classes at the college level. Additionally, students may transfer many, if not all, credits to a four-year college or University if they choose to pursue a Bachelor's degree.
Online Program Expectation
Learning online requires access to the Internet and a device (laptop, tablet, etc.). In some courses, you may be required to have additional software, a webcam, etc. If you do not have the technology required for your course, please contact your program advisor to discuss alternatives as soon as possible. Please refer to the Student E-Learning policy, and Student Online Resource, Step 8 for more information.
You also must meet the following admission requirements for online learning:
- Possess an aptitude for success in an online learning environment
- Exhibit the ability to make a positive contribution to the NTU online learning community.
- Successfully Complete the Blackboard Ultra 101 - Student Orientation Course
- Complete the Student E-Learning Policies & Procedures Student Acknowledgement Form
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Julie Bales, Associate Professor of English
M.A., Communication, University of New Mexico
B.A., Communication and Theatre, Montana State University
Brian Connolly, Teaching Assistant Professor of English