General Studies

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CIP Code - 240102

Mission

The mission of the General Studies Program is to develop the individual student with skills on the intellectual and humanistic level, creating the foundation for future academic and career success.

Program Description

The Associate of General Studies is designed to allow students greater flexibility to develop a degree program tailored to their individual needs, whether the student intends to earn a degree and begin work or continue at a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. To be awarded this degree, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in all credits toward the degree.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Associate of General Studies
 Certificate of General Studies

Students may select concentration areas in the arts/humanities, behavioral/social science, applied science, business, or criminal justice.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Distinguish the diversity of cultures in the United States and in certain European countries.
Communicate effectively both written and orally.
Recognize moral conflicts and adjust their behavior accordingly.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ENGL101

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

0

3

45

MATH110

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

0

3

45

 

NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

PSYC201

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

3

0

3

45

ENGL102

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

0

3

45

 

NATURAL SCIENCE

3

0

3

45

 

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

3

0

3

45

SPCM110  OR 120

FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH OR INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

0

3

45

CINS101 or CINS102

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS or INTERNET AND COMPUTING LITERACY

3

0

3

45

MUSC101, THEA190, OR ARTS120

MUSIC APPRECIATION, THEATER APPRECIATION, OR ART APPRECIATION

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

3

0

3

45

 

ARTS/HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATION AREA

12

0

12

180

 

AGS – General Studies

 

 

60

900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate of General Studies

 

 

 

 

ENGL101

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

0

3

45

MATH110 OR MATH 105

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

0

3

45

 

FINE ARTS ELELCTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

ENGL102

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

0

3

45

 

HUMANITIES, NATURAL SCIENCE, MATH, OR SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

TRANSFERABLE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

TRANSFERABLE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

CGS – GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

30

450


Notes

Program Goals To prepare students for continued study in science and health related fields To develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving To instill the importance of science to society To apply theoretical knowledge to practical scientific applications To effectively communicate science to others