A.A. General Studies

Get equipped with an essential foundation in general knowledge that all college graduates may be expected to know.

What will I learn with a General Studies Associate Degree?

The purpose of the Division of General Studies is to equip students with an essential foundation in general knowledge that all college graduates may be expected to know. This equipping not only provides the required knowledge base, but also prepares students for further study, gives them the ability to relate to others on a variety of topics, and provides insight into how people think and feel. Such awareness increases students’ ability to communicate across cultural boundaries and effectively operate in and minister to contemporary society.

Why should I come to Barclay College for a General Studies Associate Degree?

When you study at Barclay College you will become equipped to use your diverse gifts, and you will have the flexibility to explore a wide variety of ministry contexts. This degree is also a great platform for those who want to pursue a bachelor degree but haven’t yet selected one to pursue.

Course Requirements

Associate of Arts: General Studies

Bible and Ministry Requirements: (must earn a 2.0 GPA; no more than one D grade allowed)

21 hrs

Bible Concentration

12 hrs

BI205 Bible Study Methods

3

NT102 New Testament Survey

3

OT101 Old Testament Survey

3

3 hours chosen from NT211, 241, 362, or 356

3

Foundations for Ministry

9 hrs

CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar

1

MI208 Intercultural Ministry

3

SL101 Spiritual Formation I

3

WA101 Introduction to Worship

2

General Education Requirements:

33 hrs

Communication

9 hrs

EN100 College Writing

3

EN200 Research and Writing

3

SP200 Fundamentals of Speech

3

Humanities

11 hrs

HU309 Interdisciplinary Studies Elective

3

LI200 Introduction to Literature

3

PH100 Critical Thinking

2

PH205 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 hrs

PY100 General Psychology

3

Social Science Elective

3

Science and Mathematics

7 hrs

Math Elective

3

Science Elective+Lab

4

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Barclay College has helped me understand the overarching story Scripture: a story of redemption and restoration. The program helped me see myself in that story and realize that I am a coauthor with God in His Divine Story.”

Aaron Kick

Youth Ministry and College Internship Director,
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PRS)

2020, B.A. Bible & Theology

Have questions about our General Studies degree?

Tim Hawkins

Chair of General Studies

M.F.A. University of Alaska Anchorage
M.A. Kansas State University
B.S. Central Christian College of McPherson