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Arts & Sciences

Associates in General Studies

Associates in General Studies

Earn your A.G.S. and open the door to numerous opportunities

 

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WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATES IN GENERAL STUDIES?

The associates degree in General Studies is for students who wish to complete a two-year college degree without concentrating in a particular area. The program offers flexibility to those seeking to obtain a better job or qualify for certain entry-level positions. The associates degree in General Studies is also intended for international students who require an English as a Second Language program to prepare for bachelor degree studies.

EASILY TRANSITION TO A BACHELOR'S PROGRAM

English student

Students can easily transition from one of FinnU’s associates degree in general studies into a bachelors degree program. Whether you want to explore a career in Art & Design, Arts & Sciences, Business, or Health Sciences, our faculty and staff will help you get to where you want to be academically. Learn more about the Finlandia majors available here.

THE DEGREE

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THE CLASSES

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GENERAL STUDIES IN THE NEWS

Fredi deYampert
De Yampert joins Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors

January 31, 2023

Dr. Fredi de Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties on the Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors. De Yampert currently serves as VP of Academic Affairs and dean of the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“I look forward to being part of the great work of the Foundation. Being that the UP is rather remote, our healthcare needs are specific to our region,” de Yampert said. “As a nurse, I strongly believe access to adequate, […] Read More

Comparative Justice course group photo during summer trip to Finland
Traveling abroad with Finlandia’s criminal justice program

January 13, 2023

Criminal justice majors have the opportunity to travel abroad to learn more about other justice systems from around the world. From Finland to the former Soviet Union, you are introduced to how social justice is viewed in a different context.

Following a recent video release highlighting the criminal justice program’s most recent trip, Dr. Richard Gee sits down with the Finlandia Fridays podcast to talk about what opportunities the group had to experience.

This year’s trip included 14 days of travel […] Read More

Video Thumbnail - Comparative Criminal Justice Trip 2022
Criminal Justice trip to Europe | 2022 Video Highlights

January 11, 2023

Finlandia students interested in traveling and studying criminal justice have the opportunity to take a trip to Europe each summer. This year’s trip included 14 days of travel with students and faculty from Finlandia, Tampere University, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Marquette University, and Appalachia State University. The group traveled to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, with a final stay in the Åland Islands, a beautifully scenic and frequently traveled archipelago between Finland and Sweden.

Throughout the trip, students spent […] Read More

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Communication: Research, write, and communicate with clarity using written, verbal, and technological communication skills.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking/Creative Insight: Critically examine complex problems and analyze potential solutions.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: Perform basic computation and problem solving.
  • Personal Perspective/Global Perspective: Recognize connections among the diverse populations inherent in a multicultural world.

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Faculty and Staff

Cassandra Hill, Ph.D.

Dean & Associate Professor of Communication

Cassandra.Hill@finlandia.edu

Mariana Nakashima

Administrative Assistant ISB - SCAS

Mariana.Nakashima@finlandia.edu

Sarah Semmler Smith

Campus Pastor; Adjunct Instructor of Religion

Sarah.Semmlersmith@finlandia.edu
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