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Associate of Science (AS) General Education Core


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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a General Education Core designed to fulfill the three institutional goals:

  • The student will develop college-level communication skills.
  • The student will develop general knowledge about and awareness of society.
  • The student will develop fundamental thinking and reasoning skills necessary for academic study and career success.

To graduate with a certificate after 30 credits of study, a student is required to take 6 credits from the General Education Core, one course in Communication, and one in Mathematics, thus addressing goals one and three.

To graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree, a student is required to take 15 credits from the General Education Core, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

For an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree – which are degrees that typically prepare a student to continue to a four-year institution or beyond – 24 credits from the General Education Core are required, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

Refer to the Academic Programs  section in the catalog to see which of the General Education Core courses fulfill the requirements for that degree.

General education courses approved for an Associate of Science degree are included in the following table.

 

Communication

Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning

Social & Cultural Awareness

CAS 111 Information Literacy (3)++

BIOL 100 Human Body (3)

AGRB 101 Introduction to Agribusiness (3)

COMM 202 Fundamentals of Speech (3)++

BIOL 101 General Biological Science I (4) ++

ART 103 Introduction to Visual Arts (3) ++

ENGL 101 Written English (3)++

BIOL 102 General Biological Science II (4) ++

CGEN 100 First Year Experience (3) ++

ENGL 102 Writing for Arts and Humanities (3) ++

BIOL 120 &121 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab (4) ++

ECED 105 Child Development (3)

ENGL 110 Technical Writing and Communication (3) ++

BIOL 122& 123 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab (4) ++

ENGL 215 Art of Literature (3)

ENGL 204 Survey of American Literature (3) ++

BIOL 220&221 Microbiology & Lab (4)++

GEOG 105 World Cultural Geography (3)

ENGL 208 Survey of World Literature (3)

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemistry (4) ++

GSPE 210 Fitness for Life (3)

 

CHEM 127 General Organic & Biological Chemistry I (4) ++

HIST 101 World History to 1500 (3)

 

CHEM 128 General Organic & Biological Chemistry II (4) ++

HIST 102 World History Since 1500 (3)

 

ENVT 101 Environmental Science (3)

HIST 210 WV and Appalachian History (3)

 

GEOL 101 Geological Sciences (4)

IT 105 Computer Ethics (3) ++

 

MATH 101 Introduction to Mathematics (3)

MUSC 111 Introduction to Music (3) ++

 

MATH 102 Technical Mathematics (3)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

MATH 105 Algebra (3)

PHIL 111 Phil of World Religions (3)

 

MATH 106 Trigonometry (3)

PSCI 100 Intro to Political Ideology (3)

 

MATH 108 Pre-Calculus (4)

PSCI 101 American Federal Government (3)

 

MATH 114 Elementary Probability & Stats (3)

PSCI 201 Intro to Int’l Relations (3)

 

MATH 154 Finite Mathematics (3)

PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology (3)

 

PHYS 103 General Physical Science I (4) ++

PSYC  210 Human Growth and Development (3)

 

PHYS 104 General Physical Science II (4) ++

SOCI 203 General Sociology (3)

 

 

SOCI 215 Human Relations (3)

 

 

THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre (3)

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