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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies (AA)

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Division of Humanities & Social Sciences

This program enables students to explore a variety of interests and choices from a wide range of subject areas including business, science, health sciences, and liberal arts. Students also complete a course in a career/ life planning to help them assess their options and develop a degree plan to meet their individual needs.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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First Year: Semester 1

credits: 15

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Second Year: Semester 1

  • Literature Sequence 3
  • Laboratory Science Sequence 4
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 2

  • Literature Sequence 3
  • Laboratory Science Sequence 4
  • Social Science Elective 3
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 16

Total Credits: 62/63

Program Notes

Competency in mathematics is a MassBay graduation requirement. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency at 100-level math. This may be accomplished by an appropriate placement test score or completion of any 100-level mathematics course or higher, except mathematics courses with a MAC prefix.

The program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public Institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts, English (EN 103 or higher)

Math/Science Electives:

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Contemporary Nutrition (NS 101 ), 100-Level Mathematics or higher (not MAC), Physics

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History,LA 200   Media and the Law, LA 230  Law and Society, Psychology, Sociology

Program Electives:

Any college-level courses offered at the College.

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