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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

Dr. Cassandra Hill
Dr. Cassandra Hill named dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

September 27, 2022

Associate professor will also serve as interim dean of the International School of Art & Design

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Cassandra (Carlson) Hill as dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design. Hill began her duties on July 1.

Before joining Finlandia, Hill ventured coast-to-coast, holding her first tenure-track position at Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispo in California, advancing to tenured professor and eventually associate chair of communication, media, […] Read More

Dr. Richard Gee receiving 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Richard Gee earns 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award

July 13, 2022

Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.

“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I […] Read More

University HQ 2022 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Michigan
FinnU named to Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges

May 20, 2022

Finlandia University was recently named among the best for bachelor’s degrees in the State of Michigan in 2022 by University Headquarters.

Among the most important factors in the ranking system of University HQ is accreditation and the Higher Learning Commission provides that to Finlandia University with institutional accreditation. Physical Therapy Assistant and Nursing programs at Finlandia are also accredited. This is factored into ranking in addition to admission and retention rates, tuition costs, degree options and graduation rates. As a […] 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 (Suomi College of Arts & Sciences/International School of Art & Design)

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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