General Studies/MassTransfer Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in General Studies (MassTransfer Concentration)

Credits required 60/61


William Berardi

Program contact

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

Program Code: GS

Concentration Code: GSM

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to meet the requirements of MassTransfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

After BCC

  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at

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

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Global Awareness elective from

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 Mathematics elective

Mathematics Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-3

All Math (except MTH 011, MTH 021, MTH 031, and MTH 111)

Choose one Multicultural Perspective elective from

ENG 217Writings from the Margins of Contemporary American Literature

3 credits

ENG 257Contemporary African-American Women'sWriting

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

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Behavioral Social/Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-8

Choose one of the following - Technical Literacy Elective


CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
Technical Literacy Elective:  Waived for students who have successfully completed at least two online courses.

Program Electives

All electives, as required, should be chosen from the approved list of electives in Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101, CSS 101, Global Awareness Elective, Mathematics Elective, HST 111 or HST 112 or HST 113

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102, Multicultural Perspective Elective, COM 101, Behavioral/Social Science Elective, Science Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Lab Science Elective, Electives

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Electives, Technical Literacy Elective
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