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Associate in Arts

General Studies Concentration

The General Studies concentration is designed for students exploring many interests who have earned college credits in a wide variety of disciplines. It is also appropriate for students whose career choice or academic goals cannot be met in any other academic programs.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
  Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Elective 3 (or) 4
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Elective (if needed) 2–3
Total Credits 60–63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

The General Studies concentration allows student to plan and continue their education toward careers in business, information technology, justice, media, education social services, government, and healthcare.

Students are advised to work with the transfer institution to guarantee maximum transferability of credits.

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See also: What can I do with this major?