Purpose: This program is a flexible associate degree. For students who plan to transfer, the degree can parallel the first two years of a four-year bachelor of science 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 the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring. Some Virginia colleges and universities exclude General Studies graduates from participating in guaranteed admission programs.
1 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course.
2 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives (excluding NAS 161-162). Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
4 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227 or CST 229.
5 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.
6 The history elective may be selected from the courses listed under social/behavioral Sciences listed under General Education Electives.
7 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.
8 If transfer to another college is planned, the elective courses should be selected based on the requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.
9 See Social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.