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General Studies (A.A. Degree)

Dordt offers a two-year associate of arts degree with a concentration in general studies. The two-year general studies degree allows students to tailor their education to meet their personal needs and interests.

This type of degree is a great option for students who want a well-rounded Christian college education, but aren't interested in a four-year degree. Students take the core courses and choose from electives that will allow them to pursue their individual career goals.

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Program Overview

As a general studies student, you’ll set yourself on a one-of-a-kind course toward success. The classes you choose will open up doors for you in whatever career field you pursue. By the time you graduate, you’ll likely find professional opportunities that weren’t even on your radar at the start of your time at Dordt. Through careful planning and a commitment to achieving excellence, getting your general studies degree at Dordt will be the first step toward a professional career you can be proud of.

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Students who choose to pursue general studies will choose seven courses that have been designed in consultation with and approved by the registrar to meet the student's specific educational goals.

On top completing courses that fulfill the Core Program Requirements for an associate's degree, students will choose seven courses that have been designed in consultation with and approved by the registrar to meet specific educational goals of the student.

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