Award: Associate of Arts Degree
For more information: Contact Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The General Studies program permits students to pursue a
structured program that allows them to achieve a balance
between depth of knowledge acquired through specialization
in a twelve-credit concentration in a single field of knowledge
and breadth of knowledge gained through exploration of
The degree program allows students to tailor their studies
for specific requirements for selected transfer institutions.
In addition, the degree program provides students an
opportunity to prepare for a profession or a career.
The degree program consists of three major components:
- Twelve (12) Credit Discipline: 12 credits must be taken in a single discipline. A discipline is indicated in the
Catalog by the prefix to the course number, e.g., PSY
- General Education Core Requirements: 33-35 credits
must be taken in courses in written and oral
communication, mathematics, science, history,
humanities, and health and physical education.
- General Electives: 14-17 credits of general electives must
be taken to complete the requirements and further
explore areas of academic and personal interest.
NOTE: A minimum total of 62 credits is required for graduation.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Read, comprehend, and communicate analytically and critically.
- Apply the scientific method to gather and analyze data.
- Apply reasoning, creativity, estimation, and/or computational skills to solve problems.
- Locate and evaluate information.
- Apply knowledge and skills to become an informed global citizen.
- Pursue occupational and/or transfer goals related to the twelve credit concentration.
Recommended Course Sequence
# A minimum total of 62 credits is required for graduation.
* As advised for transfer or goals.
** English 101 and physical education electives will
not count toward the 12-credit concentration.
*** Diversity course must be selected from the approved college listing. Please refer to Diversity Course Graduation Requirement in Academic Information.
- Students should meet with an advisor during their first
semester to outline a program, which will meet their
- Students cannot graduate with a General Studies
Undecided major. Students need to declare General
Studies or another major by the time they have
accumulated 24 credits.
- To change a major, students need to fill out a Change
in Academic Intent form.
- At the completion of 28 credits, any student who
wishes to develop a concentration of study that differs
from the 12-credit discipline format should consult
with an academic advisor. Students must fill out an
Exception to Discipline Concentration Form through
the Academic Advising Office.
- Any request for an exception to the 12-credit discipline
must be made prior to the semester in which the
student plans to graduate.