NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO  

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Purpose: The General Studies A.S. degree is a flexible associate degree. For students who wish to transfer, the degree can parallel the first two years of a four-year B.S. degree program if they choose courses that match the transfer institution's requirements. For those students who do not plan to transfer, the degree allows them to structure a program to suit their needs using accumulated credits from a variety of formal and experiential sources.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   HISElective 3
___Humanities Elective 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
   SPDElective 3

Total Credits/Semester1516

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ___General Electives12
___Social Science Elective3
   ___General Electives 10
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1514

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in General Studies = 60.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 This requirement may also be met by substituting a course which utilizes the computer in a specific discipline.

2 The natural science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics with a lab component.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 Any humanities course (ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or foreign language) or 200-level literature (ENG) course satisfies this requirement. Select an elective that fulfills the requirement of the institution to which transfer is contemplated. Some transfer institutions require six credits of sophomore literature.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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