General Studies, Associate of Arts

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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.

Curriculum

Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
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 - Social Sciences
General Education - Information Technology
General Studies (A.A.)
  • 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 12-13 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.

Details

Department

Dr. Carolyn Hoffman, Dean

Address:

Marlboro Hall, Room 3077

Phone:

(301) 322-0561

Email us:

HOFFMACF@pgcc.edu

Contact Information

Enrollment Services, Bladen Hall Room 125

Phone:

(301) 322-0864

Email us:

enrollmentservices@pgcc.edu