General Studies (A.S.)


The general studies curriculum is designed for students who wish to explore a broad range of subjects and interests. Maximum flexibility in the choice of courses is permitted. This is often the program of choice for students who seek education as a lifelong endeavor.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution may benefit from a general studies degree with a maximum of acceptable transfer credits. Early identification of an upper division school is encouraged to allow for ease of transfer. Students should contact a transfer counselor or faculty advisor to assist in this process.

Download the General Studies degree worksheet.


Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition* 3
                                                  (*Minimum “C” grade required)
+ENG* 102 Literature and Composition 3
COM* 173
Public Speaking 3
THR* 110 Acting I  


Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*



Human Development:
Number Title Credits
HDEV 101 First Year Experience 3
                                                        (•To be taken within the first 12 credits)


Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
SOC* 190 Self and Others:  Dynamics of Diversity 3

Three Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives

Choose three courses from:  ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*



Number Title Credits
+One Math course above MAT* 100


Number Title Credits

A Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)




Nine Open Electives

Choose any credit course numbered 100 or above



• Students may be waived from the HDEV 101 requirement if they have attained 12 or more credits, with a minimum 2.5 GPA from either 1) a college/university previously attended or 2) Asnuntuck Community College and now desire to enter a Liberal Arts or General Studies program of study.  If waived, a three-credit course must be chosen from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) to meet the total credit count for the degree program.

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