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  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

General Studies, A.S.


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The Associate of Science degree in General Studies fulfills general education and introductory level core requirements that are transferable to specific baccalaureate programs at four-year colleges and universities  Students graduating with an A.S. in General Studies follow specific concentration and direct their scholarship at the two-year level towards four-year degrees in fields related to sciences and mathematics.  Each concentration leads to building specific career-related skills based on tailored course work and advised choice of credit-bearing free electives.

The degree offers sound preparation for students who wish to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills, writing skills, and an awareness of social context to be applied to practical workplace experiences.  The skills mastered through completions of an A.S. in General Studies will aid students in future studies, in the workplace, and in positioning themselves for success within their chosen career fields.  The objectives of the degree program are to prepare graduates to:

  • Analyze and evaluate information from quantitative and/or qualitative sources to solve problems in conventional and innovative ways
  • Demonstrate effective expression of ideas in writing and through discussion to general and specialized audiences
  • Describe how diverse perspectives might affect interpretations of problems in politics, society, and human relationships
  • Identify basic terminology, practices, and the scope of specific fields of study

Curriculum for an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies


Program Core 9
Concentration 51-53
Total Credit Hours Required 60-62

 

Concentration


Choose one concentration for completion of the program:

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