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General Studies (A.S.)

The general studies curriculum is designed for students who wish to explore a broad range of subjects and interests. Maximum flexibility in the choice of courses is permitted. This is often the program of choice for students who seek education as a lifelong endeavor.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution may benefit from a general studies degree with a maximum of acceptable transfer credits. Early identification of an upper division school is encouraged to allow for ease of transfer. Students should contact a transfer counselor or faculty advisor to assist in this process.

REQUIREMENTS

Humanities:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition* 3
+ENG* 102 Literature and Composition 3
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3
or
THR* 110 Acting I
Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

3-4
Human Development:
Number Title Credits
HDEV 101 First Year Experience 3
                                                        (•To be taken within the first 12 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
SOC* 190 Self and Others:  Dynamics of Diversity 3

Three Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives

Choose three courses from:  ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*

9
Math:
Number Title Credits
+One Math course above MAT* 100
3-4
Science:
Number Title Credits

A Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

3-4
Electives:

Nine Open Electives

Choose any credit course numbered 100 or above

27-30
MINIMUM TOTAL:
60

• Students may be waived from the HDEV 101 requirement if they have attained 12 or more credits, with a minimum 2.5 GPA from either 1) a college/university previously attended or 2) Asnuntuck Community College and now desire to enter a Liberal Arts or General Studies program of study.  If waived, a three-credit course must be chosen from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) to meet the total credit count for the degree program.

Program Outcomes:

“General Studies” is a term used to describe a program of study that contains core general education requirements, but allows for selection of a broad range of subjects including technical or career-specific coursework. The general studies curriculum is designed for students who wish to explore a broad range of subjects and interests. Maximum flexibility in the choice of courses is permitted through open electives. Careful advising and selection of courses is recommended to ensure maximum transferability of courses. Students should regularly seek advising to align course selection with academic and career goals.

Transfer Opportunities:

The degree can transfer to a four-year institution. However, this program doesn’t require courses which are often necessary for Bachelor’s degrees, such as foreign language or lab science. Careful advising and selection of courses is recommended to ensure maximum transferability of courses.

Employment Information:

The Associate Degree gained from either General Studies or Liberal Arts may lead to advancement of employment as well as an increase in earnings.

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Program Coordinator

Teresa Foley
860.253.3137
tfoley@asnuntuck.edu