Associate in General Studies

Associate in General Studies

Take your love of learning and get a comprehensive education without committing to a specific program of study. Choose your educational path to prepare you for the jobs that interest you most.

4
semesters to complete an Associate in General Studies, or go at your own pace.

Strengthen your job-ready skills in communication, research, mathematics, and problem solving. This well-rounded program will provide you with interdisciplinary knowledge for today’s interdisciplinary job market.

A Quality Education

Students wanting to eventually transfer to a four-year institution should work closely with their academic advisor.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

A general studies degree can lead to careers in various industries, or to further your education at a four-year institution.

COMPLETION TIME

18 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$9,600

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Community college students who transfer to four-year schools perform as well as – or even better than – their peers who come directly from high school.

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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How Do I Get Into the Associate in General Studies Program?

If you are naturally curious and love gaining knowledge in a variety of disciplines, this degree program might be the right fit. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

What Can I Expect as an Associate in General Studies Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm