General Studies, A.S.
This plan of study was developed as a guideline for students who have not selected a specific area of concentration but plan to transfer to an Alabama public four-year institution and pursue a bachelor of science degree. Students are encouraged to select a major and identify their transfer institution early in their college experience. The program emphasizes a strong background in the arts and sciences. Upon completion of courses listed below, the transcript will reflect either an AA or AS degree without reference to the specific program of study.
* Students must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in Literature or History.
* Once a major has been selected, students should contact Enrollment Services personnel and complete a Change in Major Form so they can be assigned a major-specific advisor who can assist them in selecting appropriate electives. They should also reference and print the appropriate STARS Guide.
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts
Must complete 3 semester hours in Literature, Fine Arts, and History.
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Entrance is determined by ACT® score or by ASSET® or ACCUPLACER® placement exam scores in numerical skills and algebra.
Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence either in Literature or in History.
Must complete at least 6 semester hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses
ORI 101 or ORI 105 or transfer credit for an orientation to college course is required for all students.
Students who fail to demonstrate adequate competency in Computer Science by passing a computer competency exam must take CIS 146.