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2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.S.

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The general studies degree is designed for those students who have not yet decided upon a specific field of study. It can also be earned by students who plan to pursue a specialized curriculum at a transfer institution or by those interested in earning an associate degree via distance education media.

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

  • Laboratory Science  (4CR)
  • 1 additional course (3CR) to be chosen from ADDN, ANSC, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, FCSC, GEOG, GEOL, MOLB, PHYS, POLS, PSYC, SOC, or ZOO 
  • Mathematics  (3CR) - 1400 level or higher

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)

Major Requirements (Minimum 28 credits)

  • General studies courses (28 CR) - Should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor. Consider the requirements of the institution to which you will transfer, and your personal goals.


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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