General Studies Program Information

Associate of Applied Science


Curriculum Accreditation  


An associate degree in general studies provides opportunities to develop valuable, lifelong skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, and synthesis. The program offers a curriculum to establish a core of knowledge, which can lead to many different careers or lay the groundwork for further studies and specialization.


This program is offered on the following campus: Auburn Hills (AH), Cadillac (CA), Jackson (JK), Muskegon (MU), Online (OL), Owosso (OW)
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General Studies (AAS) Program

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Program Waiver / Handbook

Program Mission & Outcomes

Baker College Mission and Vision


Program Outcomes

  1. Produce various communications that respond appropriately to a variety of rhetorical situations (audiences, purposes, and contexts) relevant to both their academic courses and the workplace.
  2. Apply knowledge through critical and creative thinking, inquiry and analysis, reflection, synthesis, and transfer of learning within and across disciplines and professions.
  3. Integrate academic knowledge and skills in oral and written communication, quantitative literacy, digital information literacy, scientific practice, technologies, and the concepts and methods within disciplines and career paths.
  4. Incorporate awareness of self, others, and community in the areas of intercultural competence, inclusion and equity, teamwork, professional and ethical behavior, community responsibility and engagement, civic knowledge, and global and cultural perspectives.

Effective: Spring 2020


Course Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

No Background Check required.


Additional Program Information

Not available.


Library Resources

Visit the Baker College Research Guide page for library research resources for this program.

For additional Library and Learning Support Services, visit our Academic Resource Center.


Clinical / Work Experience Information

No work experience is required for this program.

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Career Readiness

Visit the Career Readiness page for more information and resources on preparing for your future career.

For job search assistance, visit the Handshake information page.