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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies


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Associate of Arts (A.A.)

General Studies offers maximum flexibility for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon graduation from CCBC or for whom a general studies degree best meets their academic goals. This program is especially appealing to students who wish to design their own course of study or who have accumulated a significant number of credits from other programs or colleges. Students acquire well-rounded skills to pursue a variety of academic disciplines and careers. They also expand their understanding of the ability to function within the diversity of our contemporary world.

General Education - 36-38 Credits


General Education Electives:


(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3- credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (in 2 different disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Program Electives - 22-24 Credits


Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*


*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. develop an appreciation of life-long learning; embracing opportunities for learning and working in a diverse multicultural and global society for personal and professional development;
  2. apply written and oral communication skills for clear expression and problem solving, employing both quantitative and qualitative reasoning in the scientific process with a focus on technological and information literacy; and
  3. demonstrate the ability to analyze issues and problems from a multidisciplinary perspective with an appreciation in the arts, humanities, sciences, and math promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Program Description:


The General Studies degree curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue an Associate of Arts degree before transferring to a four-year college and/or university. Students who choose this option are encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor on their home campus to develop a plan for completing the degree. The advisor or counselor will also help the student identify electives to best meet the specific requirements of transfer institutions.

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