General Studies Career or Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies

Credits required 60


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

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

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 101, Elective, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective, ENG 101, History Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102, Free Elective, Science Elective, Multicultural Perspective Elective, SOC 101 or SOC 212 or SOC 252

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Electives, COM 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Electives, Technical Literacy Elective
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