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Catalog 2015-16 
    
Catalog 2015-16 [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 Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits


General Education Requirements:


General Education Electives:


Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One General Education course must be a Diversity course. 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

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

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits


Program Electives:


Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 24 credits of electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

 

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.

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.

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