A university education can broaden your outlook of the world and equip you to face new and varied challenges. In addition, studies have shown that college graduates typically earn higher wages, are more informed as consumers, enjoy better health – and the list goes on. The Associate of Science in General Studies from Lawrence Technological University 
can prepare you with a foundation for success – whether you are a high school graduate eager to enter the workforce or an adult looking to return to school.



Unlike other programs focused on a specific area, the AS in General Studies allows you the flexibility to explore personal and professional interests, while building the communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills desired by all employers. Built around the University’s Core Curriculum, the set of classes required of all undergraduates, the AS in General Studies is a 60-credit-hour program that features courses in:

  • Literature and the arts
  • History and philosophy
  • Mathematics and science

The Core also emphasizes shared intellectual experiences within the Lawrence Tech community through reading, directed discussions, group presentations, and teamwork. The Core’s blend of in-depth knowledge, broad understanding, and analytical thinking is designed to give you the confidence to determine your life’s course, make meaningful contributions to the lives of others, and achieve success in your chosen field.

In addition to a well-rounded education, careful selection of electives allows you to further investigate a variety of disciplines. Courses can be chosen either to explore different career paths, or concentrated in one specific subject, setting the stage for a seamless transition into a four-year program. In fact, many graduates of the AS in General Studies go on to obtain bachelor’s degrees in architecture, business management, computer science, engineering, media communication, psychology, and science, among others.

Why LTU?

Like all programs at Lawrence Tech, the AS in General Studies is a rigorous degree focused on theory and practice. In addition to exceptional instruction in the classroom, you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and learning facilities. You will be provided a laptop computer upon enrollment, loaded with the software you will need for your program of study. You’ll also benefit from small class sizes and personal attention from faculty who have current industry experience, and are dedicated to your success both as a student and as a professional.

Whether you choose to commute from home or live on campus, you will have opportunities to participate in all aspects of university life, including:

  • Student and social activities
  • Sports
  • Job fairs
  • Research
  • Professional associations
  • Service and leadership opportunities, and much more.

Courses are conveniently offered to provide the flexibility to manage your busy schedule while completing your education.


Your 60-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses 34 - 37*
   Humanities and Leadership  
Electives 23 - 26*
Total 60
   *depending on placement  

Get Started

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu. For specific questions about the AS in general sciences, contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600.