General Studies

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An Associate in General Studies is a great way to get started on your college career. Whether you’re looking for affordable classes, need a flexible schedule, or you haven’t picked a concentration or major and want to transfer to a university, Barton is a great option.

Our degree is available in-person or completely online, and classes are offered in 4, 6, 8, and 16 week sessions via


Barton Community College's general studies curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation of core general education subjects like communications, math and science, humanities, and social sciences.

To earn your Associate in General Studies, you’ll need a total of 64 credit hours, which includes core classes plus electives.

Curriculum Guides
Associate in General Studies

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Students Preparing to Transfer

For students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and complete a bachelor's degree, electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their academic advisor to learn more about transferring credits.

Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!