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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.S. (089.1)

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

This University Parallel Program provides the first and second year foundations of a baccalaureate liberal arts degree.  Students should select specialized courses within their major field of concentration as identified by their transfer college or university.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Employ written and oral communication skills in order to convey clear and organized information to target audiences for specific purposes.
  2. Use digital technology, productivity software, discipline-specific applications and technology-mediated collaboration tools to complete tasks.
  3. Identify problems, explore and prioritize solutions and revise priorities as a means for purposeful action.
  4. Apply appropriate mathematical and/or scientific concepts and theories in order to interpret data and solve problems based on verifiable evidence.
  5. Describe and explain behaviors and beliefs of various populations throughout the United States of America and the world.
  6. Acquire, analyze, organize and evaluate information through technological and traditional means.

Degree Requirements

Total: 15-16 Credits

Total: 15-17 Credits

Third Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Fourth Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60-63

1 CCAC recommends that all graduates be computer literate in their field of study.  Your academic advisor and program faculty can outline the various options for developing computer literacy.

2 Any course numbered 100 or higher may be a Elective.

3 Social Science electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Anthropology (ANT), Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC), Early Education and Child Development (ECD), Economics (ECO), Ethnic and Diversity Studies (ETH), Geography (GEO), History (HIS), Homeland Security (HLS), Paralegal (PAL), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC), Social Work (SOW), Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

4 Humanities electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Art History and Studio Art (ART), American Sign Language and Culture (ASL), Dance (DAN), English Writing and Literature (ENG)(above the level of 102), Foreign Culture and Language (FCL), Journalism (JRN), Music Theory and Practice (MUS), Philosophy (PHL), Speech (SPH), Theater (THE) or the course ETH-201 Music of Black Americans: 1619 to Present. 

5 Mathematics elective must be numbered 100 or higher.

6 Science electives must be numbered 100 or higher and be from the following disciplines:  Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Geology (GGY), Physical Science (PHS), Physics (PHY).

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