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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.

ASSOCIATES IN GENERAL STUDIES DEGREE

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GENERAL STUDIES IN THE NEWS

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 private […] Read More

Spring 2022 Commencement
Relive Graduation Day 2022 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery

May 04, 2022

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium as we honored the Class of 2022. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2022

FLICKR – CLICK HERE All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available […] Read More

2022 Commencement
Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

May 04, 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship […] 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

Fredi de Yampert

Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, College of Health Sciences

fredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu

Carolyn Dekker

Assistant Professor, English

carolyn.dekker@finlandia.edu

Corbin Eddy

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

corbin.eddy@finlandia.edu

Richard Gee

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

richard.gee@finlandia.edu

Leslie Griffith

Adjunct Instructor for Arts & Sciences

leslie.griffith@finlandia.edu

Angela Hoffman-Cooper

Adjunct Instructor, Suomi College of Arts and Sciences

Angela.HoffmanCooper@finlandia.edu

René Johnson

Director of Vocation and Servant Leadership; Assistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy

rene.johnson@finlandia.edu

William Knoblauch

Associate Professor, History

william.knoblauch@finlandia.edu

Mark Lounibos

Associate Professor, English

mark.lounibos@finlandia.edu

Juan Marin

Associate Professor, Mathematics

juan.marin@finlandia.edu

Christa Meingast

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Christa.Meingast@finlandia.edu

Nathan Miller

Adjunct Instructor for Arts & Sciences

nathan.miller@finlandia.edu

Mariana Nakashima

Administrative Assistant ISB - SCAS

Mariana.Nakashima@finlandia.edu

Jason Oyadomari

Associate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and Sciences

jason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu

Michael Reay

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Michael.Reay@finlandia.edu

Hilary-Joy Virtanen

Assistant Professor, Finnish & Nordic Studies; Chair, Institutional Review Board

hilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu
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