General Education

General Studies, Online AS

The online Associate of Science in General Studies degree offers not only specialized knowledge and professional skills, but also the multiple views and general intellectual abilities developed by the study of liberal arts and sciences. General Education is the component of the undergraduate curriculum devoted to exposing you to multiple areas of knowledge, methods of inquiry, and ideas that the University and scholarly community believe are common to well-educated persons. Ideally, General Education empowers individuals, liberates the mind from ignorance, and cultivates social responsibility.  This degree will form the basis for developing important intellectual capacities and skills. It also provides a strong foundation for future learning, both within a college major and for the rest of your life.

program overview

$255

Cost Per Credit

2 Years

Time to Completion

60

Credit Hours

career ready

  • Describe the world and its people from various points of view in terms of philosophical, cultural, social, historical, and scientific ideas and beliefs that have shaped civilization over time.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and intellectual curiosity through problem-solving and innovation relative to existing and emerging issues.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in written, oral, quantitative, and visual formats and interpret the communication of others.
  • Demonstrate information literacy skills including an understanding of the nature, organization, and methods of access and evaluate electronic and traditional resources.
  • Identify and apply quantitative principles and methods in the solution of problems and draw and evaluate conclusions in order to check the logic and validity of statements and models.
  • Describe how cultural identities, experiences, and various social structures and experiences shape individual perspectives of the world and influence interaction with people from different backgrounds.
  • Evaluate and reflect upon personal lives, careers, and interests in relation to the political process, general welfare, and individual responsibility for society’s moral/ethical well-being.

employment opportunities

Here are a few examples of jobs you can pursue after completing this degree. This list of jobs is meant to give you an idea of careers you can acquire after completing this degree, but it is not an exhaustive list. Along with this list of careers, graduates of this program often pursue a bachelor degree. Please request more information if you are interested in knowing more about our bachelor degrees.

Financial Clerk

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Administrative Assistant

Perform routine administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Create, maintain, and enter information into databases. Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.

Sales Agent

Sell services to individuals or businesses. May describe options or resolve client problems. Attend sales or trade meetings or read related publications to obtain information about market conditions, business trends, regulations, or industry developments. Answer customers’ questions about services, prices, availability, or credit terms. Consult with clients after sales or contract signings to resolve problems and provide ongoing support. Contact prospective or existing customers to discuss how services can meet their needs.

Human Resources Assistant

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons. Process, verify, and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence. Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.

Marketing Assistant

Assist Marketing Specialists in creating and managing social media pages for individuals or organizations. Execute and review marketing strategies in tandem with a Marketing Manager or marketing team. Plan and participate in market research for individuals and larger organizations. Assist in making sure communication between the marketing department and the rest of the organization understand each other.

The job descriptions listed above are credited to ONetOnline.org and UDOL/ETA. This is a link to the license.

admission requirements

1

Application

Fill out an online Dixie State University application and pay the application fee.

Application
2

Transcripts & Test Scores

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If not transferring any college credits or transferring less than 24 credits, also submit high school transcripts and ACT, SAT, or placement scores.

important dates

January 10, 2022

The next semester and start date for this program.

November 8, 2021

Registration opens for the spring 2022 semester.

Spring, Summer, and Fall

Your start dates for the program. More information can be found in the Academic Calendar.

faqs

How do I apply for admission?

First, determine which category of student you are:

  • New Student – A matriculated student who has never attended any college or university, including students who earned credit before graduating from high school.
    These students are NOT concurrent enrollment or early enrollment students.
  • Transfer Student – A matriculated student who, after high school graduation, attended another college or university and did not attend Dixie State University.
  • Returning Student – A matriculated student who previously attended Dixie State University after high school graduation but has not attended in three or more semesters, including students who may have attended another college or university since they were enrolled at Dixie State University.
  • International Student – A matriculated or non-matriculated student who is not a U.S. citizen and has not received immigrant status from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • Non-degree Seeking – A non-matriculated student attending college classes for personal interest, enrichment, or growth.
  • Home Schooled – Taught at home using other approved curriculum. Certified by Parent/Guardian.

FOR NEW STUDENTS:

  1. Completed application
  2. $35.00 non-refundable fee
  3. Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  4. Test results (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer)
    • If you are a transfer student, we need official college transcripts for all schools attended. If transferring more than 24 credits, however, then high school transcripts/test scores are not required. Submitting test scores may still be helpful, though, depending on which classes you are enrolling in for prerequisite checking.
  5. To see requirements for the additional student types, refer to the Admissions Summary Sheet.

Visit Admissions

How do I order a transcript?

Transcripts can be ordered from your high school or college/university you previously attended. Some schools and institutions allow you to order your transcript online; check with your school for ordering instructions and pricing. For more detailed information on how to order transcripts, please follow the links below.

High School Transcripts Instructions

College Transcripts Instructions

Please allow time for the transcripts to be received and processed. If you have questions about if we have received your transcripts, you can contact us at 435-879-4323 or email us at brett.lunceford@dixie.edu.

How will my credits transfer to Dixie State University?

Once we have received your transcripts our registrars office will perform a transcript evaluation. This will tell us and you how your credits will transfer. You can also use our Transfer Guide to give you an idea of how your credits will transfer.

Transfer Guide

Why can't I log in to MyDixie?

The most common reasons why students cannot login include:

  1. You are not fully admitted yet
  2. You are admitted but aren’t entering the correct login & password (call 435-652-7777)
  3. You have entered the incorrect password more than three times and have been locked out.
  4. Your web browser is not accepting cookies (see google’s article: How to Enable Cookies).

Your username is your Dixie ID number (must begin with d).

Is my admissions application complete?

Log into your application portal as a returning user. Or contact the admissions office phone: 435-652-7777, or email us at admissions@dixie.edu

Application Portal

How do I apply for a scholarship?

If you have been admitted by the scholarship deadline, you are automatically considered for all academic scholarships based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.

scholarship website

Contact

support

DSU One-Stop

Phone: 435-879-4323
Office: Holland Centennial Commons 161D