Professional Studies AS – General Curriculum Degree

Code: AS.PS.GEN

The General Curriculum degree provides students with a broad and multidisciplinary course of study rather than some of the more specific programs the College offers.  The General Curriculum degree prepares students to think critically and analytically across a wide range of disciplines or fields of study. In addition to their General Education requirements, students take courses in a variety of disciplines in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Apply analytical reasoning across academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate information literacy and technological competency.
  • Recognize and appreciate diversity, historical viewpoints, and the global perspective.
  • Cultivate ethical values, personal wellness, and personal learning strategies.

Career Pathways

     
     
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

MAT  Mathematics Elective* 3-4
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Program Requirements 3
COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  General Education Elective* 3
  or  
  Free Elective**  
  Program Requirements 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Program Requirements 6
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Humanities Electives* 6
  Program Requirements 3-6
  Free Elective** 3-6
Total Credit Hours:16-19

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics* 3-4
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student may take a 3-credit free elective or no additional credit in this category.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

  Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN)
9
  One general education course (3 cr.) to be selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 15-18

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours: 3-6

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.