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General Studies - Associate of Science - AB73 Degree

Program Description: The Associate of Science degree in General Studies prepares students to pursue a four-year degree or for careers in multiple fields of studies. Graduates develop academic and professional knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the profession of their choice or to further their education at a four-year university.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

General Core Courses 48
Area I - Language Arts/Communication - Complete 6 Hours 6
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 12 Hours 12
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours)
HIST 2111 U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History II 3
XXXX xxxx - Complete Two Social/Behavior Science Electives (Choose 6 Hours in ECON, HIST, PSYC, or SOCI Course) 6
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 10 Hours 10
MATH 11xx - Degree Level Math Course (3 Hours)
XXXX xxxx - Complete One of the following Lab Science Sequences ( 4 Hours)
BIOL 1111 Biology I 3
BIOL 1111L Biology Lab I 1
BIOL 1112 Biology II 3
BIOL 1112L Biology Lab II 1
CHEM 1211 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1211L Chemistry I Lab 1
PHYS 1110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 1110L Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I 3
PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics I Lab 1
XXXX xxxx -Choose an additional science course/corresponding lab from above OR any MATH elective (3 to 4 Hours)
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 6 Hours 6
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3
ENGL 2110 World Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1101 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Area V - Institutional Options - Complete 5 Hours 5
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Program Specific Electives 18
XXXX xxxx - Student may select any 1000 and 2000 level courses related to major (18 Hours) 18
Faculty & Staff

Dean for Academic Affairs/General Studies/Arts & Sciences, Valdosta Campus

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