Professional Studies AS – General Program

Code: AS.PS.GEN

The General Curriculum 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.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester


Natural Science Elective* 4
  Free Elective 3
  Program Requirement 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Second Semester

  4-cr. Mathematics or [3-cr. Mathematics and INF-102 ]* 4
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Communication Elective: choose COM-100 or COM-102   3
  Program Requirement 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

  Social Science Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Program Requirements 6
  Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours:15

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

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 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, Natural Sciences and Technology Electives*

  Mathematics - [one 3-cr. general education course in Mathematics MAT and a 1-cr. course in Information Technology (INF-102)]  or  [ a 4-cr. general education course in Mathematics (MAT) ] 4
  Natural Science: Two general education courses to be selected from these fields:  
Biology (BIO); Chem(CHM); Physics(PHY)
8
Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  Program Requirements 18
  Humanities: One course selected from the following fields: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN)
3
  Social Science:  One course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
3

 

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.