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General Studies

El Camino’s general studies degree program prepares you for the workplace in a variety of jobs right after graduation. You can also continue your education at another school. You’ll be prepared for success no matter which option you choose.

Our General Studies Associate in Arts (AA) degree typically takes two years.

Explore your interests across a variety of subjects and customize your degree.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College AA degree in general studies.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $25,000 to $130,000 with an average salary of $64,000.
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 9.4% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.

Choose a Degree Designed for a Career or Transfer

Many El Camino general studies students continue their education at a four-year college or university. Others want to start their careers as soon as possible. We offer options perfect for either goal.

General Studies Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

A great option if you want to build a solid academic foundation that can be beneficial in many career paths. You will also be prepared to transfer and succeed in university work.

  • Customize your courses to suit your interests.
  • Choose a concentration based on your career goals.
  • Enjoy the flexibility and broad approach of this degree to explore several options.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements.
  • Develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.
I have been actively using the many lessons learned at El Camino to achieve my goals both inside and outside of school.”

Pursue Further Education or an Entry-Level Job

As an El Camino general studies degree graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to another school to pursue a bachelor’s degree or find a job in the career field of your choice. Your general studies knowledge and education will be valuable in either path you choose.

  • Work in a school, human resources, marketing, communications, media – there are many options available to you.
  • Learn to lead, teach, advise, and serve others in a career that offers professional advancement.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $25,000 to $130,000 with an average salary of $64,000.

Explore Your Interests Outside the Classroom

Find ways to expand your education by participating in a variety of events and activities beyond the classroom.

  • Join one of El Camino’s many clubs.
  • Take advantage in tutoring – available in all subjects.
  • Immerse yourself in another culture and study abroad.
  • Attend some of the many cultural events, guest speakers and enrichment activities planned throughout the year.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the General Studies AA degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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General Studies Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a General Studies AA degree.

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El Camino College General Studies