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General Studies Degree - Point University

General Studies Degree

The general studies degree (also known as ‘general education degree’) allows working adults to develop critical thinking abilities, communication skills and the Christian values necessary to become effective servant leaders, both in ministry and in the workplace. The associate degree in general studies helps prepare students to move on to advanced studies in a bachelor of science degree program.

The associate degree in general studies is also an appropriate option for those planning to transfer to another institution to complete a higher degree in a discipline not offered at Point University. Point’s Hybrid program offers the associate degree in general studies at six convenient locations as well as online.


Associate Degree in General Studies

Program Goals

The general studies degree builds on the mission and goals of Point University in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

1. Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.
2. Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
3. Equip students with a foundation in biblical theology and worldview issues.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our general studies degree program:

  • Public Speaking
  • Modern Short Stories
  • College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Psychology

Career Paths

Being a general studies major can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Operations Manager

Online and Hybrid Learning

Point University offers the general studies degree program in both fully-online and access (hybrid) formats. At Point University you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Learning more about our online or access programs is easy, simply fill out the form above to request free information. Discover your place in the Point family today!

Benefits of our Hybrid Distance Learning Programs

  • Online general studies degree students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
  • Hybrid students combine online studies with live class sessions that meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 or 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Point University – Attn: Enrollment
507 West 10th Street
West Point, GA 31833


Ms. Valarie Price Williams
Instructor in Education
Interim CGPS Arts & Sciences Department Chair

Mr. Donald B. Cook, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Natural Science

Dr. Dallas J. (“D.J.”) Dycus
Professor of English and Humanities

Ms. Tammy J. Dycus
Instructor in Mathematics

Ms. Sarah G. Huxford
Assistant Professor of Communications

Mr. William Grant Vickery
Instructor in English


Kyle Malmberg
Educational Technology Coordinator