Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

General Studies, A.S.


The associate degree in general studies provides a strong educational foundation in traditional university studies, such as English, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities. This curriculum is designed for students who are seeking a two-year degree with a course of study that can be customized to personal or career objectives as well as students who are undecided in their career objectives.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary for basic numeric competence
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary for basic algebraic competence
  4. Demonstrate flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing verbal texts
  5. Practice appropriate means of documenting written work and understand the ethics and legalities of proper documentation
  6. Limit errors in surface features as syntax grammar, punctuation, spelling and diction
  7. Define and demonstrate conventions of format and structure, and adopt voice, tone and level of formality to the rhetorical situation
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with estimation and approximation, percents, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest, simple formulas
  9. Demonstrate proficiency with algebraic manipulations of variable expressions, solving equations, exponents, slope and equation of a line, linear equations, simultaneous equations
  10. Demonstrate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software

Required Courses


General Education Core


Total Credits Required: 37


Approved Electives: 24 Credits


  • Approved - Elective Credit(s): 24

Total Credits Required: 61


2-Year Plan


Semester I


Total: 16


Semester II


Total: 15


Semester III


Total: 15


Semester IV


  • Approved - Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Humanities - Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Social Science - Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15


Total Credits Required: 61


Preparatory Core 1