General Studies AA

About the Program

If you are like most college-bound students, selecting a career path can be one of the most challenging decisions of your life. Pursuing a General Studies path may be the best option. The General Studies program gives students the opportunity to explore areas of interest while taking the classes needed to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Students who major in General Studies need to use the flexibility of this program of study to find a focus that will lead to a career. Iowa Western offers students a variety of services and resources that are designed to help them gather information to make informed decisions regarding major and ultimately career selection. These resources also provide an opportunity for students to make a connection between a program of study, or major, and the related job possibilities.

Career Information

The General Studies program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution. Students who major in General Studies need to use the flexibility of this program of study to find a focus that will lead to a career. The General Studies Associate of Arts is a good choice for students entering fields such as fine arts, communications, and social sciences.

Salary Information

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.
Number of Majors: 610
Average Class Size: 24
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus,  Clarinda Center