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General Studies (A.A.)

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With a basis in General Studies, you’ll be given the ability to broaden your horizons and expand your educational pursuits. You’re not going to learn the ability to perform ONE specific job; rather, you will be equipped with the knowledge to continue your education or enter the workforce as a well-rounded employee! You’ll learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, and pull together knowledge from many disciplines; get the skills you’ll need to be successful in any career.

General Studies is more than a collection of courses chosen at random. Rather, you will be encouraged to design your own program and pick courses that relate to a certain theme. Study what excites you, as well as take some courses that challenge you!

Our General Studies degree is an Associate of Arts, meaning it is designed to be easily transferable, allowing the associate degree credits earned from Penn Highlands to be shifted to any bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Be confident in knowing that a degree from Penn Highlands will give you the foundation necessary to succeed!

Career Opportunities

The opportunities are endless. Whether you are you planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, or if you are looking to enter a pre-professional program, General Studies has an option for you.

Areas of Interest

Art and Music
Biological Sciences
Film and Theater
History
Literature
Mathematics
Nanofabrication Technology
Office Technology
Philosophy and Religion
Technology
Writing


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