General Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that enables you to explore courses and programs without the obligation to fulfill a specific major's requirements. Instead, the program allows you to customize your program based on your interests and career plans. You will explore a broad range of subjects - from business, health care, and computer science, to engineering, criminal justice, and behavioral science.
As a result of this broad, personalized study, you will develop diverse skill sets. The degree signifies to employers that you are a highly capable, well-rounded individual who can accomplish complex tasks independently and as part of a team. With a degree grounded in the liberal arts, you'll also bring valuable oral and written communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and computer skills.
Flexible scheduling options - including online and blended learning, as well as day and evening classes - provide convenience and the ability to earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months. If you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree after earning your A.S. in General Studies, you'll have the advantage of a smooth transfer to a four-year university.
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- Program Objectives
Course Code Course Name Credits SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications 3.00 COM108 Communications and Social Interaction 3.00 ENG108 English Composition 3.00 HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age 3.00 POOL7338 Free Elective 1 3.00 BUS113 Introduction to Business 3.00 POOL7341 Free Elective 2 3.00 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3.00 BUS226 Principles of Marketing 3.00 ENG215 Analytical Writing 3.00 MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3.00 PSY109 Human Growth and Development 3.00 BUS231 Business Law 3.00 POOL7346 Free Elective 3 3.00 POOL7347 Free Elective 4 3.00 BUS131 Business Management 3.00 POOL7350 Free Elective 5 3.00 MTH207 Statistics 3.00 POOL7353 Free Elective 6 3.00 POOL7354 Free Elective 7 3.00 BIO105 General Biology 3.00 BIO106 General Biology Lab 1.00
Upon successful completion of the General Studies program, 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
- Describe how the scientific method is used to generate new knowledge.