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Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in General Studies is designed specifically for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university but who may be uncertain about a specific major.

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of General Studies program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
BIO 1012
2

Or Science General Elective: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, CHM 112

General Biology I 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 3 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning 3 0 3
BIO 1022 General Biology II 3 3 4
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
HUM 1003
3

Or Humanities Elective: ART 101, CST 151, HUM 100, HUM 260, PHI 101 

Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 2415
5

Or Literature Elective: ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244 

Survey of American Literature I 3 0 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
Elective6 Transfer Elective 3 0 3
HIS 1014
4

Or History Elective: HIS 101, HIS 102,  HIS 121, HIS 122 

History of Western Civilization I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
HLT/PED7
7

Health or PED Elective:  HLT 116, PED 107, PED 109, PED 111, PED 147

*Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HIS 1024 History of Western Civilization II 3
ENG 2425 Survey of American Literature II 3 0 3
PSY 2301
1

Social Science Electives:  PSY 230, SOC 215, ECO 201. ECO 202

Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 2151 Sociology of the Family 3
Elective6
6

Transfer Electives: PSY 215, PSY 216, PHI 220, SOC 215, PSY 230

Transfer Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 0 15
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