General Studies A.A.
A program tailored to your needs and interests.
Humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences and mathematics, the social sciences—you’ll learn them all when you enroll in Herkimer College’s General Studies A.A. program.
You'll work closely with an advisor to tailor a specific program according to your needs and interests—a very beneficial step if you are uncertain of the major you wish to pursue.
As a graduate with a degree in General Studies you'll be able to transfer into a wide array of baccalaureate degree programs, or take advantage of specialized training offered by future employers.
Our General Studies, A.A. program offers the academic flexibility other programs, in general, do not. For instance, students can take a variety of different courses in anything from art to history to mathematics to sciences. They might find themselves firing pottery in a kiln or performing experiments in a science lab on any given day. It’s a real benefit for first-time students who may not know exactly what they want to major yet in that it allows them the ability to explore their interests in a multitude of disciplines.
-- Jason Brown, Assistant Professor of English
View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: General Studies A.A.
Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our General Studies A.A. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.
Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*
- Bellevue University*
- Burlington College
- Cazenovia College
- College of St. Rose Adolescence/Special Ed Biology
- College of St. Rose Adolescence/Special Ed English
- College of St. Rose Adolescence/Special Ed Math
- College of St. Rose Adolescence/Special Ed SS
- Excelsior College *
- Niagara University
- St. John Fisher College - Computer Science
- St. John Fisher College - Inclusive Adolescence Ed
- St. John Fisher College - Liberal Arts Programs
- St. John Fisher College - Media and Communication
- St. John Fisher College - Nursing
- SUNY Buffalo State - Communication Studies
- SUNY Buffalo State - Geography
- SUNY Buffalo State - Industrial Technology
- SUNY Buffalo State - Nutrition and Dietetics
- SUNY Buffalo State - Urban & Regional
- SUNY Canton - Applied Psychology
- SUNY Canton - Health Care Management
The General Studies A.A. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement. Learn more!