Nov 26, 2021  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

General Studies, AA

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The Associate in Arts in General Studies is a degree that grants academic recognition for the completion of 90 applicable college level credits. It is not for students intending to transfer to a university/college in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and does not fulfill the first two years of general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree. See Associate in Arts and Sciences, AAS-DTA  for transfer purposes.

Important Notes and Conditions

  • 90 Applicable College Level Quarter Credits
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.0 Required
  • A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area.
  • The Ɨ numbers below are shared (cross-listed) courses with other departments. These courses can count only once for credit [Example: PHIL 201  is same as POLS 201  and may only count as PHIL or POLS] Consult course description in the college catalog or speak with an advisor.
  • “P” grade not allowed in Communication Skills, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
  • In addition to the online catalog format, a two-pages PDF worksheet is also available

Core Coursework



Choose 5 credits from the following:



Choose 5 credits from the following (*Performance / Skills courses):



Social Sciences

Choose 5 credits from the following:


Natural Sciences

Choose 5-6 credits from the following (“L” indicates lab component):

Electives: 65-70 CR

Choose sufficient credits to meet minimum degree minimum of 90.

  • Any course listed in the Communication, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and all courses numbered 100 or above as listed in the BC college catalog. For a complete course listing, go to:

Cultural Diversity

This degree has a set of BC General Education requirements including Diversity Degree Requirement 

Total: 90

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