General Studies, A.A.

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The Associate in Arts in General Studies offers students academic flexibility in a program that combines the foundations of a liberal education and elective courses that satisfy personal interests. The A.A. in General Studies is the first two years of a baccalaureate program, and all 400-level courses transfer to and fulfill the University’s Discovery requirements.

Students who earn an A.A. in General Studies develop skills in problem-solving, communication and cognition — vital to a lifetime of learning. Many students begin their college study in the A.A. General Studies program, to build a foundation for continued study in any bachelor's degree program.

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The Engineering Access Program (EAP) is a cooperative effort of shared resources between UNH Manchester, NHTI and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at UNH in Durham. EAP gives students a path to a UNH bachelor of science degree in physics or chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering through a two-stage, articulated transfer process.

UNH Manchester students enter their freshman year as an 'undeclared' bachelor's degree candidate or an associate in arts in General Studies candidate. During freshman year, most program requirements are completed at the Manchester campus, with potentially some courses at NHTI in Concord. Upon completing all freshman course requirements and satisfying required achievement standards, students can transfer to their desired CEPS program and complete their sophomore, junior and senior years at the University's Durham campus.

Course Sequence

You must complete a minimum of 64 credits to earn your Associate in Arts degree.

Course Schedule

Visit and select "Courses at Manchester" to see our course schedules and descriptions.

Course Catalog

Check out the Course Catalog for a complete look at the courses and requirements for each program.