General Studies

Degree Type: 

Associate of Science Degree
General Studies Associate of Science Degree

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • Transfer
    Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science degree in General Studies at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. This program allows you to design a curriculum that meets particular transfer objectives that are not fulfilled by other PVCC transfer degree programs. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 100 Arts and Humanities / 1 Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Core Course
Humanities Core Course
Literature Transfer Elective
Mathematics Elective
College Transfer Electives
Science with Laboratory Electives
Social Science Electives

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement

Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a "WI" section designation.


  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Social Science, Mathematics, and Science w/Laboratory Electives can be found in the PDF icon General Studies Degree Requirements
  • College Transfer Elective:  Students must select from college transfer courses in Humanities – ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, ASL, CST or Foreign Language; Science BIO, CHM, GOL, PHY; Social Science ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC; Mathematics (MTH) or Information Systems Technology (ITE).

Printable  PDF icon General Studies Degree Requirements