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General Studies Transfer Certificate

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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 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.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (one must include a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health OR Information Technology 3 Credits.

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 31-33*

*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, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the certificate to 32-34 credits. 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 certificate, students will be able to:

  1. develop an appreciation of life-long learning, embracing opportunities for learning and working in a diverse multi-cultural 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 Transfer Certificate is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university prior to graduating from CCBC. Students who choose this option are encouraged to meet with both a CCBC academic advisor/transfer coordinator and an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

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