I welcome you to the College of General Studies and to an exciting learning experience that will provide many physical and spiritual blessings throughout your life. The College of General Studies has three fundamental goals for undergraduate students. The College provides high-quality instruction in a Christian atmosphere that (1) prepares students for a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life; (2) enables the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to enter and progress in one’s chosen career field; and (3) provides an academically strong experience with the scope and depth necessary to motivate one to do successful graduate studies and continuing education in schools of higher learning.
Roger E. Shepherd, DMiss
Dean, Amridge University College of General Studies
The purpose of the College of General Studies is to provide instruction and training on the undergraduate level for Christian ministers and religious workers as well as prepare students for careers and professions that provide support and services for the well-being of individuals, family, and society. Within this purpose, the College of General Studies provides bachelor-level degree programs in a variety of areas including Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, Associate of Arts in Human Development, Associate of Arts in Ministry/Bible, Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership. All of these programs are designed within the mission of the University for preparing men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence, distance education and spiritual vitality at the undergraduate level, so that they can serve in their chosen vocations in the church, community, or society. Also, the programs in the College of General Studies provide a foundation that prepares students for graduate or advanced study. Many of the Amridge University graduates of the College of General Studies choose to continue their studies at the Amridge University School of Human Services or the Amridge University Turner School of Theology.
Additionally, the University has a commitment to public service. Customized, on-demand needs may be met through continuing education efforts offered by the Amridge University School of Continuing Education. These training sessions are typically designed for life-long learners not pursuing academic degrees.