Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies (AA_GENS) – CCRI

General Studies

Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies (AA_GENS)

studentsThe General Studies degree provides students the flexibility to build a broad-based major in the liberal arts and sciences. Graduates will be able to think critically, communicate effectively, and draw on knowledge from many disciplines. 

Note: Courses may require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

Available Online: Students are able to meet program requirements with online courses. See https://www.ccri.edu/distance/ for more information about online programs, the courses available online, and ways to be a successful online student.

General Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 1010 Composition I Those required to take ENGL 1005 will then have to take ENGL 1010. (ENGL 1005 may be used as elective credit.) 3
History   Take 3 credits of HISTORY 3
Humanities   See this page for a complete list of courses that fulfill the HUMN attribute. In selecting specific courses, students planning to transfer should consult a CCRI adviser and/or a transfer adviser at the college or university to which they plan to transfer. 6
Literature   Any English literature course (LITR) 3
MATH   Any MATH above 1000 level 3
Science   Take any two of the following for 8 to 10* credits: ASTR 1010, 1020; BIOL 1001, 1002, 1005, 1010, 1020, 1060; CHEM 1000, 1010, 1030, 1100; GEOL 1010, 1020; (OCEN 1010, 1030, both required – See course descriptions.); PHYS 1000, 1030, 1040 8
Social Science Elective   See this page for a complete list of courses that fulfill the SSCI attribute. 6

Total General Education Requirements Credits 32

*34 total General Education credits if Science credits equal 10.

Major Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
Electives   See courses from any instructional program 28

Total Major Education Requirements Credits 28

Total Program Credits: 60-62**

**62 total program credits if Science credits equal 10.

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Last Updated: 6/12/20