General Studies

General Studies

  • Flexible course selection
  • Solid foundations
  • Exploring career options
  • Full or part-time
  • Spring, summer and fall classes


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.

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Admission Requirements:

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

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of at least 61 semester hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0
  2. Program Requirements:*
    College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102)
    Basic Communication (EN101 or EN200)
    General Studies (GS201, GS212)
    Humanities (Literature Elective: 3 credits)
    Mathematics (MA107 or higher)**
    Philosophy/Religious Studies (PH103)
  3. Program Electives (Choose from):
    Art or Music (3 credits)
    Free Electives (24 credits)
    Mathematics (0-4 credits)
    Natural Science (3-8 credits)
    Philosophy/Religious Studies (3 credits)**
    Social Science (9 credits)


* A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required.
**PH107 may not be taken if credit is granted for MA107.


Semester 1

16.0 / 19.0 Credits
EN 101 or EN 200 English Composition or Advanced Composition 3
GS 100 or GS 102 College Seminar or College Success 1 / 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Math Elective 3 / 4
Social Science Elective 3

Semester 2

14.0 / 15.0 Credits
Free Elective 3
GS 201 Information Fluency & Research 2
Literature Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3 / 4
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Semester 3

15.0 / 16.0 Credits
Art or Music Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Math or Natural Science Elective 3 / 4
Social Science Elective 3

Semester 4

16.0 Credits
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
GS 212 General Studies Seminar 1
Philosophy/Religious Studies 3
Social Science Elective 3


Associate in Science (A.S.)
Hegis Code Number 5649