General Studies Career or Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies (Career or Transfer)

Credits required 60

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Carol Martin, Coordinator of General Studies and Professor of Office Administration, carol.martin@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: GS

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.

Program Information

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

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

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

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

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-14
  • Science elective:  Choose from transfer electives and elective recommendations.
  • Technical Literacy: Waived for students who have successfully completed two (2) online courses. See General Education Competency courses -Technical Literacy for course listings.
  • Multicultural Perspective: See General Education Competency courses - Multicultural Perspective for course listings.
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning: See General Education Competency courses - Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning  for course listings.

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

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective

3-4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Students should complete required developmental courses without delay.

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Free Elective

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

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

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

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