The general studies associate of science degree is designed for students who need a composite undergraduate experience for transfer to a specific baccalaureate degree and for those who have an undefined major and seek to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. Students who are undecided about their majors are encouraged to use the general studies core area to further explore their interests by selecting courses from a variety of disciplines. Students who have identified a future major may use this area to select classes that satisfy specific prerequisite and pre-major requirements for their intended baccalaureate degree. Students are encouraged to select appropriate courses that will satisfy requirements at four- year institutions.
The AS degree requires a minimum of 61 semester hours of transferable credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better (2.5 or better is recommended). Elective hours may be chosen to coincide with student’s chosen emphasis.