General Studies

Associate in Science

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.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 34 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (16 credits)  
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics, Science or Technology course
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    General Education Elective course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
34
PROGRAM COURSES - 12 credits  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
    History course
3
    Literature course
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12
FREE ELECTIVES - 18 credits
18
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
(GEST) EFFECTIVE FALL 2011  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester  
ENGL101 Composition I 3
Gen Ed Mathematics course 4
PSYC101 General Psychology 3
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3
Second Semester
ENGL102 Composition II 3
SOCL101 Principles of Sociology 3
Gen Ed Science course 4
Gen Ed Elective Choose any General Education course 3
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3
Third Semester    
Gen Ed Math, Science or Technology course 3-4
Gen Ed Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110 3
Gen Ed History course 3
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Fourth Semester    
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Choose Literature course 3
Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course 4
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3
Free Elective Choose any college-level course 3