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Associate of Science
General Studies (A.S.)
General Studies is to help students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in college and in society. Specifically, these purposes are realized in students when they begin to develop the ability to think, write, and act with a clear knowledge of the world.
A male student listens with interest to a faculty member during a Foundations Science class for his General Studies degree.
Gain Hands-On Experience
General studies develop students’ ability to gain knowledge of the social and natural worlds in which we live in, obtain the ability to think and write clearly, as well as cultivate awareness of one’s personal relationships and moral responsibility. A student can graduate with this degree or use it as a foundation in the subsequent pursuit of a bachelor degree.

Students may choose between 3-6 credits (for a total of 15 exploratory credits) in the following three areas: Natural Science, Arts, and Humanities, and Social Science. This gives students the opportunity to take more courses that complement their major and career interests. This can help students determine if their declared major is the right fit for them early in their educational experience.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in General Studies have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Further Education
One of the primary highlights of the GE program is the flexibility it gives students to take degree-specific courses in their first and second semesters. Because of this, students will be able to explore their chosen major sooner to determine if it is a good fit for them.

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