Award: Associate of Arts Degree
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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 four 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: 34 credits
must be taken in courses in written and oral
communication, mathematics, science, history,
humanities, and health.
- Graduation requirements: 3 credits of diversity and 1 credit of physical education.
- General Electives: 19 credits of general electives must
be taken to complete the requirements and further
explore areas of academic and personal interest.
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.
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:|
+ For AS, AA, and AAT degrees, Behavioral/Social Science and
Arts/Humanities electives must be selected from two different disciplines.
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT:
Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit
. It is recommended that students
select one of the 3-credit
from those that also appear on the approved list of
diversity course graduation requirements.
Recommended Course Sequence
* As advised for transfer or goals.
** English 101 and physical education elective will
not count toward the 12-credit concentration.
***A four credit course in Mathematics may be substituted.
****A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab may be substituted.
- 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.