Dec 01, 2023
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 learn to navigate and function within the diversity of our contemporary world.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
Dr. Danielle James
443-840-4835 or email@example.com
Campus Advisement Centers:
CCBC Catonsville, Student Services Center, Room 102-113
CCBC Dundalk, Student Services Center, Room 102
CCBC Essex, Student Services Center, Room 120A
CCBC Owings Mills, Enrollment and Student Services, Room 402
NOTE: advising hours are limited at the extension centers, particularly during non-peak registration times. Click on Academic Advisement to see locations and hours.
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.
- ENGL 102 - College Composition II 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (lab) 4 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
Courses Needed for This Program*
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. Arts and Humanities, Information Technology, Social and Behavioral Science, and Wellness and Health have Diversity course offerings.
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
- Biological and Physical Sciences (one course must include 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).
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 34-36*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- 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;
- 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
- 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.