General Studies

This degree allows you to design a curriculum that meets particular transfer objectives that are not fulfilled by other PVCC transfer degree programs.

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Credit Hours

63

Required Courses

  • SDV 100: Orientation - 1 credits
  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • HIS 111: World History I or HIS 101: History of Western Civilization or HIS 121: US History I - 3 credits
  • HIS 112: World History II or HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II or HIS 122: US History II - 3 credits
  • CST 100: Principles of Public Speaking - 3 credits
  • ITE 119: Information Literacy or ITE 120: Principles of Information Systems or CSC 110: Introduction to Computing - 3 credits
  • HUM ___: Humanities Core Course - 3 credits
  • HUM ___: Humanities Core Course - 3 credits
  • ENG ___: Literature Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective or ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective or Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits

Additional Program Information

The program has advantages in cases in which (1) other PVCC transfer programs do not correspond to the requirements of the transfer institution which the students has selected; (2) students enter with numerous transfer credits that may be applicable to completion of the general studies program rather than to other associate degree curricula; and (3) students have defined certain individual and occupational general education goals and wish to achieve them within the associate degree format. The student who selects general studies is making a commitment to design his or her course of study in consultation with an academic advisor and assumes responsibility for making the program relevant to his or her particular needs.

Since the program offers students a choice of general education course work in mathematics, laboratory science, social science, history, and also general electives, it is extremely important for the student to use care in course selection. If the primary goal is transfer, the student must learn in advance the particular general education requirements of the intended transfer college or university. If the primary goal involves other objectives, the student must carefully consult with an academic advisor before selecting courses.

Admission Requirement: There are no additional admission requirements for this program.


Program Requirements: This curriculum consists of required courses in college composition, information technology, and humanities as well as general education elective course work in history, mathematics, laboratory science, social science, and health or physical education. The general studies program offers students a number of elective courses each semester. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of science in general studies degree.

Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

Electives

  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Social Science, Mathematics, and Science w/Laboratory Electives can be found in the 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).