What degree programs do you offer?

Degrees+ powered by Outlier currently offers three associate degrees through Golden Gate University:

Degrees+ Program Overview

Outlier has developed this program in partnership with Golden Gate University as an accessible higher education option for students who wish to further their journey in academia, gain industry-specific skill sets and knowledge, and kickstart their careers.

Some of the many perks of the Degrees+ program are its affordability, its flexibility, its transferability, and its quality:

    • Affordability: Outlier is proud to offer enrollment in the Degrees+ Program for only $199 per credit hour. That’s less than the average community college cost!
    • Flexibility: These degrees were designed to fit into students’ busy schedules so they can easily balance their schooling with other priorities in their personal life like work and family matters. Degrees+ is 100% online and can be completed at a pace that’s right for you – students able to take classes full-time (3 classes per term) can earn their degree in under two years! 
    • Transferability: The Degrees+ Program is proud to offer a generous credit transfer policy accepting up to 45 qualifying credits earned from previous academic institutions, work experience, standardized testing, or military service. Earning an Industry Certificate as part of your academic journey with Degrees+ is also a guaranteed way to transfer your skills and knowledge into valuable credentials!
    • Quality: Outlier courses offer stunning video capture and feature lecturers from Ivy League universities as well as other top-ranked institutions like NASA. Students will also have access to interactive, evidence-based learning tools developed in collaboration with game designers and academic support from course instructors at Golden Gate University to guide them through their course materials.

Associate Degrees Overview

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

If you are interested in starting your own business or being a part of one, the Business Administration degree will provide you with the foundational tools you need. In addition to developing professional communication skills and being exposed to key business concepts, you’ll learn about various business functions, from small business ownership to traditional and innovative ways to transform business theories into practices.

While working towards this degree, you will sharpen your reasoning skills by considering changes and challenges in the field, such as innovation and ethical or social issues. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge necessary for entry into a variety of roles upon graduation and will leave this program with the industry-relevant skills needed to compete in a dynamic economy.

Business Administration Associate Degree Requirements

CORE COURSES
24 credits
Communication
COMM 60 Professional Communication
ENGL 61 College Writing I
ENGL 62 College Writing II
 
Mathematics
MATH 60 College Algebra or MATH 62 Precalculus or MATH 63 Calculus I
 
Social Science
PSYCH 60 Introduction to Psychology or SOSC 60 Introduction to Sociology
 
Problem Solving/Foundations
SCI 60 Introduction to Astronomy
MAJOR COURSES
24 credits
ACCTG 60 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCTG 61 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (available Summer 2024)
BUS 60 Introduction to Business
ECON 61 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 62 Introduction to Microeconomics
MATH 61 Introduction to Statistics
ELECTIVES
12 credits
Three courses and/or complete an industry certificate for up to 12 units



Associate of Science in Applied Computing

If you’re seeking the opportunity to make a shift in your career, or kickstart one, the Applied Computing degree will provide you with the information, practical skills, and credentials you’ll need to get your foot in the door for a variety of roles! In this degree track, you will gain a strong foundation in programming and will learn about key principles in mathematics and statistics.

Throughout the course of this degree program, you’ll develop relevant technical skills for upward mobility in your post-degree professional goals, such as self-directed learning in programming or data science. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter the workforce in entry-level software developer and data-related in-demand roles.

Applied Computing Associate Degree Requirements

CORE COURSES
20 credits
Communication
COMM 60 Professional Communication
ENGL 61 College Writing I
ENGL 62 College Writing II
 
Social Science
PSYCH 60 Introduction to Psychology or SOSC 60 Introduction to Sociology
 
Problem Solving/Foundations
BUS 60 Introduction to Business or SCI 60 Introduction to Astronomy
MAJOR COURSES
24 credits
CS 60 Computer Science I
CS 61 Computer Science II (available Summer 2024)
MATH 61 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 62 Precalculus
MATH 63 Calculus I
MATH 64 Calculus II (available Summer 2024)
ELECTIVES
16 credits
Four courses and/or complete one course and an industry certificate for up to 12 units.



Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies degree is an excellent option for those interested in many subjects and would like to transfer their Associate credits into a Bachelor’s degree down the line! As a student pursuing this degree, you will gain exposure to various disciplines such as economics, accounting, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

In this degree track, you will study major theories, practices, and applications, make interdisciplinary connections, and establish a respect for lifelong learning. You will also consider challenges in many fields, including ethical and social considerations, and develop well-rounded critical thinking skills you will carry with you for the rest of your academic career.

Liberal Studies Associate Degree Requirements

Core Courses
24 credits
Communication
COMM 60 Professional Communication
ENGL 61 College Writing I
ENGL 62 College Writing II
 
Mathematics
MATH 60 College Algebra or -MATH 62 Precalculus or - MATH 63 Calculus I
 
Social Science
PSYCH 60 Introduction to Psychology or - SOSC 60 Introduction to Sociology
 
Problem Solving/Foundations
BUS 60 Introduction to Business or - SCI 60 Introduction to Astronomy or - MATH 61 Introduction to Statistics
Major Courses
 
Electives
36 credits
Nine courses and/or complete an industry certificate for up to 12 units.

 

Professional Certificates

As part of the degree program, you will complete an professional certificate, designed to equip you with the foundational skills necessary for an entry-level position in several exciting industries. 

We’re thrilled to offer this Degrees+ benefit to students, as studies have shown that 75% of people who earn certificates report career improvements as early as six months after completion, and 78% experience an increased demand for their acquired skills.

Below are examples of some of the Professional Certificates you can choose from:

      • Google Project Management Professional Certificate (PM 60)
      • Google IT Support Professional Certificate (ITM 60) 
      • Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate (DATA 60A and 60B)
      • Google Digital & Social Media Marketing & E-commerce Professional Certificate (MKT 61A and 61B)
      • Salesforce Sales Operations Professional Certificate (MKT 60) 

Students may opt-out of the opportunity to earn a career certificate by taking electives to fulfill degree credit requirements instead if they’d prefer.

 

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (“C” grade) or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University. Prerequisites to a course, if any, are listed in the course descriptions. 

 

 

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