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General Studies

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

Purpose: The General Studies program is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. For students who are uncertain about their educational goals, this curriculum offers sufficient flexibility so that students may take courses that are accepted at most public four-year institutions in a wide variety of baccalaureate degree programs. It also provides greater opportunity than that offered in other college-transfer programs for the student to take courses that emphasize areas of academic strength and interest. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in planning their programs.


GENERAL STUDIES CURRICULUM:

Degree Requirements Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) course 9
Mathematics Any two MTH courses 151 or higher1 6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
2
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any two courses from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language 6
Social Sciences Any course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC56 6
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence from BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
 
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective6 15
Total Minimum Credits   62

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test.

Suggested Scheduling

First Year: Fall

Course Credits
SDV 1
ENG 111 3
MTH 3
History (I) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Lab Science (I) 4
Total Credits 15

First Year: Spring

Course Credits
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
ENG 112 3
MTH 3
HIS (II) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Lab Science (II) 4
Total Credits 17

Second Year: Fall

Course Credits
Humanities Elective (I) 3
Social Sciences Elective (I) 3
ENG (Literature) 3
Transfer Elective(s) 6
Total Credits 15

Second Year: Spring

Course Credits
Humanities Elective (II) 3
Social Sciences Elective (II) 3
Transfer Elective(s) 9
Total Credits 15

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences. Please note that students cannot receive credit for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.

2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.

3 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.

4 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.

5 SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200.

6 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/counseling-center/transfer-electives.asp.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

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