What will I learn?

The general studies associate’s degree at The University of Toledo in Ohio was designed for students who want to

Further their careers
Pursue a bachelor’s degree but aren’t sure where to focus
Earn a college degree in two years or less

The beauty of a general studies degree is its versatility. It’s a broad interdisciplinary program that can be personalized. UToledo general studies students pick classes and a concentration from many university departments.

The associate of arts degree in general studies is offered through UT’s University College, which serves adult, military, online, transitional and undecided students.

General Studies (2-year) Associate's Degree Highlights

Time to explore. Not sure what you want to do? General studies classes fulfill general education requirements and many prerequisites. Figure out what your passions are, establish a GPA, then transition smoothly into your bachelor’s degree.

Flexible options. General studies majors can customize course work in a concentration not offered in traditional degree programs. Earn your associate's degree by attending classes on campus, online or in a combination of both.

Transferability. An associate of arts degree in general studies can be a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree program. Many of UToledo's classes are aligned with the Ohio Transfer Module and are transferrable to any public institution in Ohio.

The benefits of a big university. UToledo students have access to the extensive resources and services of one of the best public, research universities in Ohio.

Student-centered faculty across 13 academic colleges
State-of-the-art labs and facilities on six campuses
Specialized academic advisers
Rocket Solution Central for registration assistance and help with financial matters

Career Opportunities

UToledo students can use their associate's degree in general studies to start or advance almost any career. It's also the perfect transition to a bachelor's degree at UT.

This course also listed under undecided programs.

Which department am I in?

University of Toledo

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

30 August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
Approximate undergraduate online 3 credit hour course cost: USD $1,260; This 100% online degree program qualifies non-Ohio residents to pay in-state tuition rates with a USD $5 per credit hour surcharge.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

30 August 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 2.0 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL internet-based: 71; TOEFL paper-based: 527; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; Duolingo English Test: 95; iTEP Academic: 3.7. Application deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1 and Spring Semester: Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Toledo

UToledo offers more than 270 programs at undergraduate and graduate levels including business, engineering, arts, medicine, education and law.

  • Based in Toledo, Ohio, on Lake Erie, near Detroit
  • More than 270 academic programs to choose from
  • A 3 Palmes excellent business school (Eduniversal)
  • Funding for 93 percent of international undergraduates

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