An Associate's degree in General Studies provides an excellent, well-rounded base for students who want to pursue a Bachelor's degree or immediate employment. Students who plan on transferring to another university are encouraged to finish their Associate's to maximize the transferability of their credits.
In addition to the foundation requirements, students may choose one cluster of their choice. Talk to your advisor about online clusters.
The AS in General Studies degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete 34 credits of required Foundations courses and additional courses to reach a total of 60 credits. Use our course availability list and the University Catalog to check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.
Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students must complete the program within four years.
Online Courses at BYU-Idaho follow a similar format and have the same learning objectives as campus-based courses. Students should expect to interact with each other and participate in the learning model. Learn more about BYU-Idaho courses online.
Students who meet the admission requirements can apply to be directly admitted into an online degree program. These students will start by taking the online orientation course, GS 111. This is a one-credit course offered every block that prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.