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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.

Our Graduates

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.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.

Transfer Degrees

Associate of General Studies
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of General Studies - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)


Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of General Studies - Transfer

Associate of General Studies - Workforce

Program Locations

General Studies programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.