General Studies - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

The General Studies associate degree is a versatile degree that enables students to explore courses and programs from a broad range of subjects. The program allows students to design their program of study based upon their interests and career plans. Courses can be selected from the following degree programs including: Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Health Science, Allied Health, Electronic Health Records and Communications.  With a curriculum that is designed to be fully transferable to a four year college or university, many students continue their education to pursue a more specialized four year bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum Summary



Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
MTH121 Business Mathematics3
ENG108 English Composition3
Elective3
Elective3

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
Elective3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
BUS226 Principles of Marketing3
Elective3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
Elective3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
Elective3
MTH207 Statistics3

Semester 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
Elective3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
Elective3
Elective3

Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
MTH121 Business Mathematics3
ENG108 English Composition3
Elective3
Elective3

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
Elective3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
BUS226 Principles of Marketing3
Elective3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
Elective3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
Elective3
MTH207 Statistics3

Semester 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
Elective3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
Elective3
Elective3

Program Objectives

Students who are seeking a broad, multi-disciplinary learning experience can benefit significantly from the General Studies program. General Studies gives students the opportunity to learn about a variety of fields while building their critical thinking skills and their analytical techniques.

There are many career and transfer opportunities for people who pursue a General Studies degree. Students can move into multidisciplinary fields, such as website management or technical writing. By combining business classes, communication classes, and computer science classes, students are able to build a program that works exclusively for them. This program is also beneficial for students who are unsure what major they want to pursue. Students can take a wide selection of classes their first or second semester, and then realizing where their interest lies, can change majors to pursue a specific major.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program of study, graduates should be able to:
  • Identify, analyze, and integrate information as part of appropriate tasks,
  • Evaluate principles of critical thinking in the process of developing solutions,
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of methods, including written, oral, persuasive, and process-oriented formats,
  • Analyze cultural and social issues within a national and global context,
  • Demonstrate effective use of technology appropriate to the task,
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate sources, evaluate validity, and ensure appropriateness,
  • Use and document sources and evidence in an ethical manner,
  • Apply mathematical techniques to the analysis of quantitative problems, and
  • Describe how the scientific method is used to generate new knowledge.
General Studies
Associate in Science (A.S.)