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C.A.S General Studies

C.A.S General Studies

Why General Studies?

The Certificate of Applied Science in General Studies (31(32) credit) is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to read, write, listen, and speak effectively;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the human cultural traditions as expressed in art, music, theater, language, literature, philosophy, or religion;
  • The ability to apply mathematical principles and to communicate quantitative information effectively;
  • The knowledge and application of scientific principles, methodology, terminology, questioning, and reasoning;
  • The ability to understand, interpret, and analyze human behaviors within the context of history and the social sciences;
  • The knowledge of and the ability to use technology in today‚Äôs computing environment.

NOTE: 3 credits of either Humanities & Fine Arts or History & Social Sciences must meet the Cultural Diversity requirement.
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Total Credits for Program Completion: 31(32)

  First Year - Fall Semester     15(16) Credits Credits
College Writing I3
Mathematics Core Requirement3(4)
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
History & Social Science Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement3
  First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits Credits
Introduction to Public Speaking3
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement4
History & Social Science Core Requirement - History3
Cultural Diversity Core Requirement3

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.