Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall*, gain a solid liberal arts foundation for future educational and career opportunities in the on-demand online Associate of Arts in General Studies program. Expand your perspective and create awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Throughout the program, you’ll take a broad range of general education courses ultimately leading to the AA in General Studies. You can develop additional expertise by focusing your degree with a specialization in business, liberal arts, or criminal justice.
*Pending WSCUC approval

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Incorporate new information and perspectives into your world view
  • Apply basic critical-thinking skills to reach ethical, creative, and analytically sound decisions in work, life, and academia
  • Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in multiple modes of communication

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student