General Studies Career or Transfer Program (A/NB)

Degree offered

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies

Credits required 60

Dean William Berardi

Program contact Carol Martin, Coordinator of General Studies and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Goals Statement

The General Studies program is ideal for students who want to explore various fields of study and/or career options or have goals that cannot be met in any other program of the College.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

Students interested in Health Sciences should choose the General Studies / Health Sciences option.

After BCC

General Studies graduates have entered a broad range of careers including medical records supervisor, executive secretary, cook, police officer, corrections officer, program coordinator, secretary, and receptionist.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Multicultural Perspective elective from

ENG 217Contemporary American Writers

3 credits

ENG 257Contemporary African-American Women's Writing

3 credits

ENG 259Native American Novels

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

HST 252African-American History

3 credits

HST 259History of North American Indian Peoples

3 credits

HST 265Immigration and Ethnicity in American History

3 credits

HUM 254Civil Rights and Women'sRights Movements: Made in Massachusetts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Choose one Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning elective from

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Choose one 3- credit Technical Literacy Elective

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

waived for students who have successfully completed two (2) online courses

Elective Courses

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Choose one course from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Program Electives

Consult with your advisor to select college-level courses to achieve a total of at least 60 credits.

Ordinarily, students should complete the required 24 credits as early as possible.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ELECTIVE

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

And

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Free Elective

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

And

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Or

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Electives

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Electives

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