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Public Service A.S.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program allows students to successfully complete a program of study in one of several areas of Public Service including: Addictions Counseling, Child Care, Development Disability Assistant, Fire Science, Homeland Security, Human Services, Municipal Administration and Public Administration/Government. Program graduates may transfer to a four year school and/or directly enter the workforce

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REQUIRED COURSES

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement (4 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Lab Science courses (course type: GSCL).
  • Humanities Gen Ed (3 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities Courses (course type: GHUM).
  • Mathematics Gen Ed (3 Credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Mathematics courses (course type: GMAT).
  • Additional General Education Requirement (3 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).
  • 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).
  • Electives (to meet the required 64 Credits): 3 credits Developmental courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Public Service Electives (27 Credits):

Students may choose from the extensive range of courses below (without being restricted to one category) based on personal interest and/or transfer needs.

* If you select all six of the Fire Science electives marked with an asterisk, you will have completed all of the core FESHE, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education, recognized Fire Science courses.

* ALDC 105 and ALDC 106 must both be taken to substitue for the 6 Credit ALDC 103 Addictions Counseling III

** ALDC 107 and ALDC 108 must both be taken to substitue for the 6 credit ALDC 104 Addictions Counseling IV

For more information

Contact: Maureen Alexander
Phone: 732-255-0400, Ext. 2188.
Email: malexander@ocean.edu

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CAREERS IN GENERAL STUDIES

Addictions Counseling

Addictions Counselor
School Counselor

Fire Science

Fire Fighter
Fire Inspector

Homeland Security

U.S. Customs/Border Patrol
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Human Services

Addictions Counselor
Social Worker

Public Administration/Government

Civil Servant
Non-Profit Management

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Current students are encouraged to use curriculum guides, along with their Student Planning Degree Audit (My Progress Screen), to help make educated, accurate choices when selecting courses.

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Official* 2017-2018 Catalog

Our interactive catalog is updated throughout the year.

*Course requirements for degrees can and do change over time. Students are responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements that are in effect when they begin pursuing the degree at the college.

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