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Associate of Arts in General Studies

Prepare to take the next personal, educational, and professional step. 

Program Overview

Take the initial step in your educational journey and strengthen key skills like professional communication and critical thinking by earning your Associate of Arts in General Studies with SNU! Uniquely designed, SNU's associate program is made up of 10 general education courses and 10 elective courses allowing students to customize their degree to their individual interests and career goals.

By attending class one night a week or entirely online, you can earn your associate degree in as few as 24 months with books and materials delivered right to your door. 

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5
week course format
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Multiple start dates per year!
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Graduate in as few as
24 months
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60
total credit hours
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$299
per credit hour
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Learn one night a week, 100% online, or a combination of both!

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How it Works

Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week, entirely online or a combination of both.
  • Students focus on one class at a time to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • You can earn up to 12 hours of college credit for previous professional and technical trainings.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.
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Courses

This degree prepares students for more than the practical duties of their future career—it prepares them to enter the field as an insightful, well-rounded individual ready to make a difference. For an in depth understanding of learning outcomes, review the courses and descriptions below. 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

Credit hours: 3

A General Education course that develops writing skills through expressive and explanatory writing, often in the context of the student's own experiences.

 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

Credit hours: 3

General Education course that continues to develop writing skills in more formal and academic contexts through practice in rhetoric, argumentation, and research.




INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

Credit hours: 3

A beginning course which stresses that communication is an essential element of human existence. Basic communication theory, interpersonal skills, and public speaking skills are addressed. 




INTEGRATED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Credit hours: 3

This is an introductory course providing computer experience in a wide variety of application software. Its purpose is to help the student increase confidence on a computer while facilitating a broad range of possibilities which may be used throughout their college and professional life. Applications include word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation software and desktop publishing. 

 

CHRISTIAN FAITH & LIFE

Credit hours: 3

A one semester course in which students are introduced to how a Christian perspective creates and deepens meaning in cultural, personal, social, and aesthetic issues; how to evaluate moral and ethical choices in light of sound interpretations of Christian scriptures, Christian traditions, and the Wesleyan theological perspective; and how Christians operationalize that analysis through active stewardship and service. 

 

OLD OR NEW TESTAMENT LITERATURE AND LIFE

Select 1 of the following. 

Old Testament Literature and Life 

Old Testament Literature and Life is a General Education course. Its purpose is to identify the basic knowledge of the Bible - story line, main characters, books, great chapters, and teaching, and develop skills in understanding and communicating their meaning - that is expected will be known by all members of the SNU community of faith. This course is the product of the conviction of the SNU Faculty that a working knowledge of the Bible is essential for the fulfillment of the University mission to build responsible Christian persons. (3 Credit Hours) 

 

New Testament Literature and Life 

New Testament Literature and Life is a sophomore level, General Education course. Its purpose is to identify the basic knowledge of the Bible - story line, main characters, books, great chapters, and teaching, and develop skills in understanding and communicating their meaning - that is expected will be known by all members of the SNU community of faith. This course is the product of the conviction of the SNU Faculty that a working knowledge of the Bible is essential for the fulfillment of the University mission to build responsible Christian persons. (3 credit hours) 

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

Credit hours: 3

 




CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

Credit hours: 3


GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Credit hours: 3

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore foundational human resource management principles.  Students will examine and apply human resource concepts to recruitment, selection, training, and development of a diverse workforce as well as the challenges of retaining qualified healthcare professionals.




ELECTIVES

Credit hours: 30

Choose 10 elective courses that are 3 credit hours each. 




Admissions

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Locations

Online

Online classes are specially
designed for professional &
graduate studies.
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332
pgs@snu.edu

Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332

Tulsa Campus

8210 E. Regal Ct.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: +1 (918) 664-4100

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