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Associate Degree Requirements

Learn about this academic year’s requirements for an associate degree.

Learn about the eligibility requirements for the Associate of Arts in General Studies at University of Maryland Global Campus. This program is specific to a limited audience, including military servicemembers, veterans, and non-Maryland residents.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, please visit our catalog archive.

Eligibility for the Associate of Arts

About the Associate of Arts in General Studies

  • You must be admitted as undergraduate UMGC student.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 credits total; 15 must be at UMGC.
  • Of these 60 credits, 35 credits must be earned in courses that fulfill the general education requirements.
    • You must complete all general education requirements for the associate degree, including taking PACE 111 as your first course.
  • For the remaining 25 credits, you will need to take elective courses related to your interests and educational goals. Of these 25 credits, you must take 4 credits of required core courses. The remaining 21 credits may be chosen from any eligible courses of interest, provided you have met the course prerequisites. Be sure to review our focused elective options if you need additional guidance.
  • You must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken through UMGC.

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