Associate of Arts – General Studies

Concentration: Business

Patten University offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies online degree program to provide students with a solid liberal arts foundation for future educational and career opportunities. The program’s liberal arts focus encourages the expansion of perspectives to create awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Students entering the program will take a broad range of General Education courses ultimately leading to the A.A. in General Studies, as well as a concentration of business courses to prepare them for a wide variety of career opportunities in business.

General Education Requirements

Course Code Course Name Credits
PSS100 Academic Strategies 3
COM146 Communication 3
ENG101A Reading and Composition 3
ENG101B Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 3
MTH115 College Algebra 3
PSY221 Psychology 3
SOC230 Sociology 3
POL241 American Government 3
CIS101 Computer Literacy 3
PSC152 Physical Science 3
PHL263 Social Ethics 3
PHL271 Philosophy 3
HIS101 American History 3
PHY155 Physics 3
SSC304 World Religions 3

Business Concentration (15 Credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS201 Intro to Business 3
BUS220 Microeconomics 3
BUS209 Financial Accounting 3
ENG204 Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Research 3
MGT301 Leadership in Organizations and Business Management 3