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2022-2023 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


The program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public Institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Humanities Electives:


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

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, Law, Psychology, Sociology

Program Electives:


Any college-level courses offered at the College.

Graduation Competency


Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.

 

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