General Studies – A.S. Degree Program

This degree is for those students who wish to explore career fields or to build an individualized program to meet special career needs by drawing from components of existing career programs. Students may plan either transfer or career programs to meet the requirements for the Associate in Science degree by completing: a) At least 18 hours beyond college core curriculum from one college department. b) A minimum of 30 hours of general education courses. c) Sufficient additonal hours to meet the general requirements for the degree as outlined in the section on degrees.

Required Courses

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Additional Requirements

  • Social Science Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
  • Humanities Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities Courses (course type: GHUM).
  • Additional Humanities or Social Science Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from either the list of Approved General Education Humanities (GHUM) or Social Science (GSOC) courses (course types: GHUM or GSOC).
  • Additional General Education Requirement (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education courses for communication (GCOM), mathematics (GMAT), lab science (GSCL), technological competency or information literacy (GTEC), social science (GSOC), humanities (GHUM), history (GHIS) or diversity (GDIV) (course types: GCOM, GMAT, GSCL, GTEC, GSOC, GHUM, GHIS or GDIV).
  • OCC Requirement (3 credits): Any course from the list of Approved General Education courses. OR ACAD-155 OR Any HEHP course(s)
  • Department Concentration (18 credits): From Business, Computer Studies,  Humanities, Mathematics, Science or Social Science.
  • Electives (to meet the required 64 credit): 13 credits Developmental courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Students must select at least one math course, one lab science course, and one technology course* from the list of Approved General Education Courses. Mathematics Gen Ed: 3 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Mathematics General Education Courses (course type: GMAT).
  • Lab Science Gen Ed: 4 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Lab Science General Education courses (course type: GSCL).
  • Technology* Gen Ed: 3 credits Courses satisfying this requirement must be selected from the list of Approved Technological Competency/ Information Literacy (GTEC) courses. *Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If successful, student must take an additional course(s) in math, science or technology from the List of Approved General Education Courses (course types: GMAT, GSCL, GTEC).
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