The General Studies degree offers the student a solid core of General Education classes with the flexibility of additional elective courses of an individualized education plan. The General Education core of the degree provides broad exposure in composition, the humanities and sciences, mathematics, communication, and multicultural awareness. These courses are largely transferable to four-year institutions as required coursework toward a bachelor's degree.
Students can construct their General Studies degree in conjunction with their individual career interests, educational goals, or other needs through the choice of elective courses to round out the degree. These elective courses are chosen by the student from many areas, such as business, technology, health care and other career-related areas offered by Ivy Tech. Students may also elect to continue with general education classes in preparation for transfer to bachelor's degree programs.
Graduates of the General Studies degree at Ivy Tech have been able to transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year institutions. Some of our graduates have also been able to move directly into the workforce working in a wide variety of industries.
Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the General Studies associate degree, including Antioch College, Ball State University, Bethune Cookman University, Central State University, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Delta State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University East, and Indiana Wesleyan University. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!