This program gives students a general introduction to multiple subjects such as Written and Spoken English (Public Speaking Optional), Fine Arts Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Religion), Natural Science, and Social Sciences. The student must complete at least six units in each of the four areas to complete this degree.

For those seeking an online associate degree, La Verne’s AA in General Studies can also be completed entirely online.

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

Total Program: 60 semester hours

(Available at selected locations, including La Verne Online)

Core Requirements

8 courses (a course is defined at 2-4 semester hours)

Written Communication A1 course
Written Communication B1 course
Oral Communication1 course
Quantitative Reasoning1 course
Creative Expression and/or Humanities2 courses
Natural World (Life or Physical Science)1 course
Social Sciences1 course

Elective Units

The associate’s degree is a pathway to the La Verne’s bachelor’s degrees. Students who plan to complete a  bachelor’s degree at La Verne should consult with their academic advisor to determine the electives that are best suited for their intended bachelor’s degree.