General Studies


AS Associate Program
Divison of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies

The General Studies curriculum is designed to provide students with a high level of flexibility in selecting courses to meet their individual needs. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.  Students who already have earned an academic certificate or those students who have spent a good deal of time in a program, but have decided not to continue in the program, may earn a degree in General Studies. Students may enroll in the General Studies program in order to take time to explore their career options, determine which of our health care programs is the best fit, or allow them time to improve academic skills before beginning their chosen career program. Students can also build an individualized program in close consultation with an advisor.

The General Studies courses are available during the fall, spring, and summer. Classes are offered both day and evenings and the program can be completed either on a full or part-time basis.


Program Learning Outcomes


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements: High School diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500

A total of at least 61 semester hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  1. General Education Core Requirements and Program Requirements:

Basic Communications (4 credits):   EN101* and GS100* or GS102*

Humanities  (6 credits):  Literature Elective* and PH103*

Natural Sciences (3 credits):  Natural Science Elective must be taken from BIO105, BIO109/109L, or BIO130/130L

Quantitative Analysis (3 credits):  Mathematics Elective* must be taken from:  MA107 or MA111

Social Sciences (3 credits):  Social Science Elective must be taken from:  PSY101 or SOC101

General Studies (3 credits):  GS201* and GS212*

      2.  Program Electives
Humanities Elective (3 credits)

Free Electives (24 credits)

Mathematics or Natural Science Elective (3-4 credits)

Philosophy/Religious Studies (3 credits)**

Social Science (6 credits)

*A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required.

**PH107 may not be taken if credit is granted for MA107.


Semester 1


  • Free Elective
  • Information Fluency and Research Skills
  • Literature Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Semester 2


Semester 3


  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • General Studies Seminar
  • 000
    Philosophy / Religious Studies Elective
  • Social Science Elective

Semester 4