General Studies

Option #1 – Self Design Course Requirements

The Associates Degree requires 60 credits: 30 credits in a coherent major, and an additional 30 credits in General Education courses and open electives.

ID Title Credits
GST102* Program Portfolio Design
(Option #1 only)
3 credits
ENGL102 College Composition I 3 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World
Language Elective
3 credits
XXXXxxx Social Science Elective 3 credits
SCIxxx Science Elective 3/4 credits
MATHxxx Mathematics Elective 3/4 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities, Fine Arts, World Language, Mathematics, Science or Social Science electives 3/5 credits
Open Electives 7/10 credits
Degree major courses (Option #1 & #2 only) 30 credits
* GST102R may be required for students who complete the General Studies Option 1 degree plan and must be taken within the first academic year.
Option #2 – Certificate to Degree Course Requirements

The Associates Degree requires 60 credits: 30 credits in a coherent major, and an additional 30 credits in General Education courses and open electives.

ID Title Credits
ENGL102 College Composition I 3 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World
Language Elective
3 credits
XXXXxxx Social Science Elective 3 credits
SCIxxx Science Elective 3/4 credits
MATHxxx Mathematics Elective 3/4 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities, Fine Arts, World Language, Mathematics, Science or Social Science electives 3/5 credits
Open Electives 7/10 credits
Degree major courses (Option #1 & #2 only) 30 credits
Option #3 – Exploratory Course Requirements

Students cannot graduate from General Studies Option #3 - Exploratory.

ID Title Credits
ENGL102 College Composition I 3 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World
Language Elective
3 credits
XXXXxxx Social Science Elective 3 credits
SCIxxx Science Elective 3/4 credits
MATHxxx Mathematics Elective 3/4 credits
XXXXxxx Humanities, Fine Arts, World Language, Mathematics, Science or Social Science electives 3/5 credits
Open Electives 7/10 credits

Associate in Science Degree

Design Your Major or Explore

College Studies

The Associates of Science in General Studies degree program provides flexible options that meet learners’ needs:

  • To pursue self-designed studies, including curricula that meet specific occupational and career goals
  • To explore college-level learning or prepare to enter a completive program.

The General Studies degree offers student three different ways to pursue their educational and career goals.

The Associates in Science General Studies degree requires 60 credits: 30 credits in a coherent major and an additional 30 credits in electives. Students can only graduate from Options 1 and 2.

Option #1 – Self Design: A student can design an Associate Degree in majors not covered by the college’s standard programs and certificates.

Option #2 – Certificate to Degree: A student can build an Associate Degree major around a certificate program the college offers that does not already have an Associate Degree option. Participating certificate programs include Massage Therapy, Advanced Machine Tool Technology and Medical Assistant. 

Option #3 – Exploratory: Students can explore a variety of college-level courses before deciding on a major. They can also take courses while waiting to apply to a competitive program. Students should work closely with their academic advisor to determine their program of study before completing 24 credits. Students cannot graduate from General Studies Option #3 - Exploratory.

 

For more information on General Studies contact Nickole Milo (Claremont & Lebanon) at nmilo@ccsnh.edu or Naomi Drury (Keene) at ndrury@ccsnh.edu.

 

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