Associate of Arts in General Education –Online Program
Offered by: Brandman University
College credits: 60
Course length: 8 Weeks
NEXT COURSE STARTS ON Apr 30, 2018
The Associate of Arts in General Education is designed to introduce students to the challenges and to a broad range of subjects, including written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences, and natural sciences. The program’s outcomes emphasize key intellectual skills which transcend disciplinary boundaries and which are essential for the successful college undergraduate. Upon successful completion of the associates program, students will have a solid preparation for further undergraduate study at the bachelor’s level and for the baseline needs and expectations of the contemporary American workplace.
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You will take courses such as:
- Written communication I (ENGU 103)
- Written communication II (ENGU 104)
- Quantitative Fluency (MATU 103)
- Oral communication (COMU 101)
Cost and Schedule
Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.
With financial aid, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.
Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:
- Federal Pell Grants, with up to $5,815 per year in grant aid.
- Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
- The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
- Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to our accredited partners about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.
- Brandman University’s courses are offered on a trimester system, with two 8-week sessions offered each trimester.
- Brandman University offers a variety of start dates and flexible schedules.
- Enroll in one or two classes at a time, starting every eight weeks.
- Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
- Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I attend Brandman University?
Founded as part of the prestigious Chapman University system in 1958, Brandman University blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. A leader in developing the most effective adult learning formats, Brandman's academic programs deliver a high quality, traditional university education through a career-oriented curriculum offering convenient class times, accomplished instructors, individualized support services, and innovative teaching environments. Brandman's mission is to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.
What is the application process like?
Your advisor will be in contact throughout the application process to help you complete the application as well as answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is a general outline of what to expect for most offerings:
- Apply to this offering
- Complete the SmarterMeasure assessment related to your online learning style
- Send Guild your unofficial transcripts
- Submit your official transcripts to Brandman
- Apply for financial aid
- McCann’s Assessment for math and/or reading level (if necessary)
What does it mean that my degree is offered in partnership with Brandman University and Guild Education?
Here at Guild, we strive to offer excellent education that is flexible and affordably priced. We partner with universities and institutions that do the same. With this partnership, you will enroll as a Brandman University student, with the support of a Guild coach, as you navigate balancing work and school in pursuit of your degree.
What is Academic Fresh Start?
Academic Fresh Start is provided for undergraduate students who believe that their historical academic performance is not reflective of their current demonstrated ability to be successful. Undergraduate students applying for admission to Brandman University through Academic Fresh Start may elect to have all academic coursework, completed at any institution of higher education 10 or more years prior to the time of application, ignored for admission purposes. Once admitted under academic fresh start, the student may not receive course credit for any courses taken 10 or more years prior to admission to Brandman University.
Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.
You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.
To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content.
Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
- A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
- A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
- Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
- Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
- Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees
What are Guild's guiding principles?
- Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
- We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
- Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
- Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
- Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.