The General Studies Associate of Arts program differs from its program options in the distribution of electives. Students may select, for concentration, either the General Studies program or any of the program options that are listed throughout the Programs of Study section. The General Studies program options are as follows:
- Criminal Justice
- Forensic Studies
- Media Studies
No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: T. Russ, Interim Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences Division
This program serves part-time and full-time students who have a variety of short- and long- term goals:
- those who need a flexible course of study suitable to their unique occupational or personal needs;
- those whose career plans are undecided and who wish to sample courses from several disciplines in preparation for making career decisions;
- those who wish to broaden the base of their general knowledge in the range of disciplines traditional to college-level liberal arts education.
Students are asked to confront significant and complex scientific, historical, cultural, philosophical ideas; manipulate information; reason analytically; and demonstrate in writing or orally in the disciplines of arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Transfer institutions expect general studies students to build on these competencies in upper-level major courses. Employers find these competencies compatible with business and industry needs. It is strongly advised that those who choose this program because their educational or career goals are unclear take STU 1050 , a career exploration course, within the first 24 credits of the program. This program is fully available online.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Contact the program coordinator.