This program is for students interested in transferring to institutions without a foreign language requirement. The program introduces a broad range of the liberal arts and sciences while providing a thorough preparation in verbal, mathematical and critical-thinking skills. General studies include courses in humanities, social sciences, English, science and math, which enable students to sample various subject matters and methodologies so they can make informed educational and career choices. This program transfers to four-year colleges or universities. The various options of the General Studies A.A. degree are listed in the index and are located alphabetically in this chapter. Students should consult with an advisor about transfer requirements.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- You must take PAS-1030 during the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Humanities Speech
General Education-Humanities Group 2 AA/AS
General Education - Mathematics
- Complete one Math course. NOTE: The following do NOT count toward fulfilling this requirement: MAT-1030, MAT-0104, MAT-2550 MAT-2910, MAT-2920, MAT-2930. All other MAT courses are acceptable.
General Education - Lab Science
- Complete a 4-credit science course from the following: BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110/1120,1130,1140,2050,2060,2100, CHM-1010, GEO-1010/1020, PHY-1010, 1570, PSC-1010/1020, 1050/1060, 1150, 1200, 1210
General Education - Science
- Complete one science course (3-4 credits) from BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110,1130,1140,2050,2060; CHM-1010; GEO-1010; NTR-1010,1100; PHY-1010,1030,1570; PSC-1010,1050,1150,1200,1210.
General Education - Social Sciences
- Take one History course. Select from HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470. In addition complete one additional social science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN 1000,1030, or 2040; GEO-1000 or 1010; POS-1000, 1010, or 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2130, or 2190; SOC-1010 or 2010; WMS-1010.
- COMPLETE ONE GENERAL EDUCATION HISTORY COURSE
- COMPLETE ONE ADDITIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE
General Education - Information Technology
- Take 15 credits from one of four areas of concentration: HUMANITIES: Foreign Languages, Literature, Art, Music, Philosophy,Speech, Radio/TV/Film and Theatre, Public Relations and Journalism. STEM: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics and Physical Sciences. SOCIAL SCIENCES/BUSINESS: Accounting, African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Forensic Science, History, Paralegal, Political Science Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education, Women's Studies. HEALTH SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Health Education, Nutrition.
- TAKE 15 CREDITS FOR A CONCENTRATION IN HUMANITIES
- TAKE 15 CREDITS FOR A CONCENTRATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MATH
- TAKE 15 CREDITS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS
- TAKE 15 CREDITS FOR A CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH SCIENCES
Concentration Electives for General Studies
- Take 13-14 credits of electives in order to reach the 60 credits required for this degree. No more than 2 credits of PED-1030 or PED-1000 may be used. Be sure to select as many 2000-level courses as you need in order to meet the 18-credit requirement for 2000-level courses.
18 Credits At the 2000 Level
- You must take at least 18 credits of 2000-level courses in order to graduate in this program. Courses listed below count toward that requirement.