General Studies

Designed for students who are undecided about a career and who wish to explore different fields, this program can lead to various baccalaureate degrees. Nearly three-quarters of the required courses are traditional liberal arts and easily transfer to four-year institutions. The remaining courses can be in any subject area, but students should be aware that courses in specific career areas may not easily transfer.

It is important that students meet with an advisor to choose their courses, based on their career plans. It is recommended that they take the elective courses in their first two semesters in order to best explore various career possibilities. Students take basic General Education courses, which they can use to transfer to a four-year institution. Should they decide on a specific career area, they may apply them to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

For information, contact area coordinator, Gwen McIntyre, at (609)343-4837 or gmcintyr@atlantic.edu.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Practice effective written and oral communication skills as well as problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Apply scientific and mathematical concepts and models;
  • Demonstrate ethical awareness, including fostering increased understanding of human behavior and social institutions;
  • Evaluate and think critically about information sources and their relevance.

(GEST-Fall 2021)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

General Education Mathematics, Science or Technology course

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Choose: PSYC101 or SOCL101

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

General Education Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Courses

Choose: COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking

200-level PSYC or SOCL course

200-level History (HIST) course

200-level Literature (ENGL) course

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Free Electives

(Recommended) Select one of the following language sequences (2 courses):

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
  • SGNL101 and SGNL102 (check transferability to 4-yr. institutions)
Sub-Total Credits
18

*Technological Competency: 0-4 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125 or CISM132, which may be taken as a Free Elective, General Education Elective, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Choose PSYC101 or SOCL101

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Choose COMM110 or COMM120

Choose General Education elective course (Recommended: PSYC101 or SOCL101, course not taken as Gen. Ed. Social Science)

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Gen Ed Mathematics, Science, or Technology course

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Gen Ed 200-level Social Science course

Choose 200-level History (HIST) course

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Choose 200-level Literature (ENGL) course

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Free Elective Choose any college-level course

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Free Elective (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Overview

Program

General Studies

Type

Associate in Science