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General Studies (AS)

About the General Studies Associate Degree

The Associate in Science degree in General Studies program provides students with a general education core required of all graduates and through its elective choices, allows maximum flexibility for students to discover and pursue career and personal goals. In completing the College's core curriculum, students in this program will acquire general background in communications, social sciences, humanities, and mathematics and computer science. Working with academic advisors, the General Studies major will determine a program of liberal arts and non-liberal arts courses that meets individual interests and aptitudes as well as attends to career and further study.

Learning Outcomes
  • Explore essential knowledge, perspectives, and methods across multiple fields of study.
  • Communicate effectively through written, oral, and visual presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking to analyze and interpret philosophical and social issues.
  • Perform accurate calculations using symbolic operations and provide meaningful descriptions of data.
  • Identify personal connections between academic learning and professional goals.

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General Studies Program Requirements

Courses

Course Number Course Title  
CM105 Public Speaking 3
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
EN101 English I 3
EN102 English II 3
IS105 Common Experience1 3
  Humanities Elective  3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Math/science/Computer Science Elective2 3/4
  Quantitative Reasoning  3
  Social Science Elective 6
  Free Elective  27
  Total Credit 60/61

1Graduate and Professional Studies students excluded 

2 Must take math if placed in MA003 or MA106