PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

GENERAL STUDIES
Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*

Purpose: The General Studies A.S. degree is a flexible associate degree. For students who plan 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. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring.

Teacher Education Preparation: With proper elective selection, this program prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university to seek endorsement and licensure as teachers in Early Childhood Education or Elementary PK-6. Students should see a counselor for assistance selecting courses appropriate for teacher education preparation at the college or university to which they plan to transfer. Students are strongly encouraged to take the PRAXIS I exam prior to transferring to a senior institution offering a teacher preparation program. Ideally, students will take the PRAXIS I exam shortly after completing their English composition and math requirements.

*Graduation requirements are certified by a faculty advisor at a campus offering this major.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   ITE

115

Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts or

 

 

   

CSC

110 Intro. to Computing

3

 

   MTH

150

Topics in Geometry or higher

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

   HIS

 

Elective

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 

SPD

 

Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

16

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

3   ___

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

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General Electives

9

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

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General Electives

 

10

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

14

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

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

2 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, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from the list on page 40. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

4 The SPD elective may be selected from the following:  SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.

       
 
       

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