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Associate of Science in General Studies

Program Entrance Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

Minimum Length of Program

5 Term(s)

Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation

62

Program Description:

The General Studies associate degree is a sequence of courses that prepare students to pursue a four-year degree in liberal arts, mathematics, science or social science or for careers in multiple fields of studies. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The degree emphasizes training in the areas mathematics and science. Graduates are exposed to situations that will assist them in creating skills necessary to succeed in the profession of their choice and to further their education at a four-year university.

 

 

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

No provisional and/or special admission allowed in the program.

 

Minimum Test Scores:

Test:

 ASSET

 COMPASS

 Not Required

Reading:

41

79

 

English:

42

62

 

Mathematics:

41

39

 

Algebra:

43

39

 

 

Program Courses

Credits

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

1

XXXX xxxx - Natural Science

3

XXXX xxxx - Natural Science Lab

1

EMPL - 1000 - Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

3

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

3

SECOND SEMESTER

Hrs

ENGL 1102 - Literature and Composition

3

HIST xxxx - U.S. History

3

XXXX xxxx - Area III Elective

3

XXXX xxxx - Area III Elective

3

XXXX xxxx - Area II, III or IV Elective

3

THIRD SEMESTER

Hrs

XXXX xxxx - Humanities/Fine Arts

3

POLS 1101 - American Government

3

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking

3

XXXX xxxx - Area II Elective

3

XXXX xxxx - Area II, III, or IV Elective

3

FOURTH SEMESTER

Hrs

ALHS 1112 - Wellness

2

XXXX xxxx - Area III Elective

3

XXXX xxxx - Area II, III, or IV Electives

9

XXXX xxxx - General Elective

3

Associates Degree in General Studies (Required Minimum: 62 Semester Credit Hours)

 

 

Area I

Language Arts/Communication

Minimum 9 Semester Credit Hours

Successful completion of ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and SPCH 1101 are required as the 9 semester hours.

 

Area II

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum 9 Semester Credit Hours

Successful completion of POLS 1101 and HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 are required as 6 of a minimum 9 semester hours.

Successful completion of one of the following required courses as 3 of a minimum 9 semester hours that address Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences

HIST 1111 World History I

HIST 2112 American History II(if not previously taken)

HIST 1112 World History II

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology

HIST 2111 American History I (if not previously taken)

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology

 

Area III

Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Minimum 16 Semester Credit Hours

Successful completion of MATH 1111 is required as 3 of a 16 minimum semester hours.

Select one science course with a lab as 4 of a minimum 16 hours and two courses with or without a lab as 9-12 hours of the minimum 16 hours.

BIOL 1111 & BIOL 1111L Biology I

MATH 1131 Calculus I

BIOL 1112 & BIOL 1112L Biology II

MATH 1132 Calculus II

CHEM 1211 & CHEM 1211 L Chemistry I

PHYS 1110 & PHYS 1110L Conceptual Physics

CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L Chemistry II

PHYS 1111 & PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics I

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus

PHYS 1112 & PHYS 1112L Introductory Physics II

MATH 1127 Introduction to Statistics

 

 

Area IV

Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours

Successful completion of a Humanities/Fine Arts is required.

ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation

HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities

ENGL 2130 American Literature

MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation

 

Area V

Institutional Options

Minimum 7 Semester Credit Hours

Successful completion of COMP 1000, EMPL 1000 and ALHS 1112 are required for the 7 semester hours.

 

Program-Specific

General Studies Requirements

General Studies

Minimum 18 Semester Credit Hours

Select 15 semester hours from AREA II, III, or IV.

Select 3 Semester hours as a general elective.

Minimum Required Program-Specific Hours

62

 

 

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