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:

Total Minimum Credits 62
Degree RequirementsCoursesCredits
Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any approved SDV course1
EnglishENG 111-112 AND ANY ENG (Literature) course9
MathematicsAny two MTH courses 151 or higher 16
HistoryAny two HIS courses6
Health/Physical EducationAny HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirements
2
HumanitiesArt 101, Art 102, Art 106, and REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective course), ENG (literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL or any Foreign Language.6
Social SciencesAny course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC5 6
Lab SciencesAny two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
8
CommunicationCST 100, CST 110, or CST 1263
Transfer Elective(s)Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 615

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

CourseCredits
SDV1
ENG 1113
MTH3
History (I)3
Health/Physical Education1
Lab Science (I)4
Total Credits15

First Year Spring

CourseCredits
CST 100, 110, or 1263
ENG 1123
MTH3
History (II)3
Health/Physical Education1
Lab Science (II)4
Total Credits17

Second Year Fall

CourseCredits
Humanities Elective (I)3
Social Sciences Elective (I)3
ENG (Literature)3
Transfer Elective(s)6
  
  
Total Credits16

Second Year Spring

CourseCredits
Humanities Elective (II)3
Social Sciences Elective (II)3
Transfer Elective(s)3
  
  
  
Total Credits15


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 162 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 who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.

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/counselingcenter/transfer-electives/.

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