General Studies Career or Transfer Program

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

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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

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

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:10

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

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective 0-3 credits

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-14

Science elective:  choose from transfer electives and elective information page

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

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

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

History Elective

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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