General Studies Associate Degree | Evening or Online 2-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

General Studies Associate Degree | Evening or Online 2-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

Undergraduate Programs
First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

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Post-Traditional Undergrad
and Graduate Programs

Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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General Studies (AS)

Our two-year, post-traditional general studies degree is designed to produce a well-rounded critical thinker with the ability to function effectively in workplace teams. Meet our interdisciplinary studies faculty.

93% of employers agree that candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.

About the Program

Pick up where you left off or start fresh by earning your associate degree in general studies on a schedule that works for you! Offered online and at our Buffalo campus, Medaille College’s Associate in Science in General Studies (ASGS) degree provides a strong background in critical thinking, complex problem solving, written and oral communication, as well as applied knowledge in real-world settings. 

Looking to earn a bachelor’s degree without any prior earned college credits? The ASGS is the perfect program to prepare you for going on to earn your bachelor’s in general studies.

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Program Specs


Campus: Buffalo, Online

Credits: 120 credits 

Program Length: Complete your degree in 2-4 years (depending on prior work, transfer credits and credits taken each term)

Formats/Scheduling: Evening, Online



Seven-week courses

Evening classes meet once per week from 6 to 10 p.m.

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Fall, spring and summer starts

Courses, Requirements & Policies

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Those who earn an associate degree in general studies make an average of $51,000 per year in careers such as:

Retail Professional

Administrative Assistant

Paralegal or Legal Assistant

Computer Support Specialist


Admission Requirements

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On Campus
Buffalo campus: (716) 880-2568

Call: (716) 217-4191


General/Liberal Studies
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