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

Total Program: 60 semester hours

Core Requirements: 8 courses

A course is defined at 2-4 semester hour.

Course Title Units
Written Communication A 1 course
Written Communication B 1 course
Oral Communication 1 course
Quantitative Reasoning 1 course
Creative Expression and/or Humanities 2 course
Natural World (Life or Physical Science) 1 course
Social Sciences 1 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.