Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

This 20 course, 61 credit hour degree program has been designed to provide students with a liberal studies education that will enable them to transition into a wide variety of bachelor degree programs.

The curriculum is structured to allow three different entry points which will enable students with varying levels of transferrable credits to enroll in the AALS program:

• Students who have zero to 23 transferrable credits will start with AS 111 and take all 61 credits.

• Students who have 24 – 39 transferrable credits will be able to start in EH 103, after having completed AS 111 online, and will continue in the program through BA 223.

• Students who have 40+ transferrable credits will be able to start in BA 203, after having completed AS 111 online, and will continue in the program through BA 223.


Features of the accelerated Adult and Graduate Studies AALS program are:

• Attend class one night a week for the AALS degree – courses are scheduled to meet the same night of the week for the entire program

• Take one course at a time

• Meet weekly with a small learning team

• Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Online Availability:

Classes start year-round

Contact 770-718-5337 or to learn about upcoming class options.

Admissions Requirements:

• Proof of high school graduation or GED completion.

• Transfer credit is not required.

– Applicants with fewer than 30 hours successfully completed at the college level after high school graduation are required to provide an official high school transcript demonstrating achievement of a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

• Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, if applicable.

• Applicants who have attempted college-level courses after high school graduation or achievement of the GED must have attained an overall college GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for prior college coursework.

• Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring a 550 or higher on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 or higher on the computer based iBT (formerly TOEFL). All international students must comply with federal SEVIS regulations.

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General inquiries:, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions:, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100