General Studies AS (Transfer)
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General Studies

Associate of Science

PURPOSE: The Associate of Science degree in General Studies is a flexible degree that allows students to design a curriculum that meets particular transfer objectives that are not fulfilled by existing Reynolds transfer programs. The program consists of 46 credits of general education coursework and 15 additional credits that may be selected in consultation with an advisor to ensure they will be accepted for the preferred program at the four-year institution to which students plan to transfer. 

TRANSFER INFORMATION : The AS in General Studies is designed to provide transfer paths that will match the requirements of senior institutions (four-year colleges and universities).  However, these institutions differ in their requirements, so students are recommended to work closely with their advisors for program planning and course scheduling. The responsibility for appropriate course selection rests with the student, and electives should be chosen to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 

Graduates of the program will be able to

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking strategies by comprehensively exploring issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of human diversity and an awareness of global issues through analysis of art, history, culture, geography, and economics;  
  3. Interpret key concepts in social sciences and liberal arts;
  4. Use quantitative skills to solve problems and interpret data;
  5. Apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry;
  6. Demonstrate when there is a need for information, and identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand;
  7. Effectively communicate in writing to diverse audiences and for a variety of purposes; and
  8. Work independently and in teams to complete tasks. 

Students from the AS in General Studies degree will be able to transfer into a wide variety of majors at senior institutions including, but not limited to, the following:

Business  Human Services
Communications Journalism
Economics  Political Science
Education Pre-law
Humanities Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission 

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once. 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

CST 100
or
CST 1102
Principles of Public Speaking
or
Introduction to Communication
3

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 161
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

______3 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

8

______4 Approved Transfer Elective 3

9

______5 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

______6 History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2617
Statistics I
or
Applied Calculus I
3

12

______8 English Literature Elective 3

13

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

14

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

______9 Approved Transfer Elective 3

16

______10 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

17

______11 Approved Transfer Elective 3

18

______12 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

______13 Approved Transfer Elective 3

20

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

21

______14 Approved Transfer Elective 3

TOTAL

General Studies Associate of Science

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There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.

Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

3  For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

5  For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

6  Any History course will satisfy this requirement. 

7  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

8  English Literature Elective - Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

10 Approved Laboratory Science Electives - Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

11 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

12 For approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

13 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

14 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.