Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies (CEPS)

The Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies provides students with excellent preparation for employment and entry into a Bachelor degree program. The curriculum offers a general education foundation with emphasis in the area of the Humanities, the Social Sciences and the Pure and Applied Sciences. The Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies accommodates students interested in a flexible academic curriculum that will introduce them to a variety of subjects. Students who complete the degree program in General Studies will find their written, verbal, analytical and research skills greatly enhanced.

The Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies is an excellent academic option for military and civilian students who have attended other colleges and universities, and who have accumulated a number of credit hours in a non-specific major. Such students may benefit by transferring these hours into the General Studies program thereby allowing them to acquire a four year degree. Military veterans and active duty military personnel are eligible to receive relevant credit from military school attendance and through enrollment in military courses.

Suggested Sequence

Freshman Year
Course Credit Hours
CSOS 201 or CSOS 213 Science & Technology 3
BIOL 101 or ENSC 204 Science & Technology 3
ENGL 101 Written Communication I 3
ENGL 102 Written Communication II 3
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3
MATH 109 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 110 College Mathematics II 3
PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology 3
PHIL 203 History of Western Philosophy I 3
ELECTIVE Free Elective 3
    30
Sophomore Year
Course Credit Hours
CSOS 213 Computer Applications 3
ELECTIVE Free Elective 3
ELECTIVE Free Elective 3
HIST 202 History of the U.S.: 1865 to Present 3
HUMN 201 Seminar in Humanities I 3
HUMN 202 Seminar in Humanities II 3
PHIL 204 History of Western Philosophy II 3
POLS 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSYO 205 Social Psychology 3
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 3
    30

60 Total Credit Hours

Minimum grade of "C" is required in all Major and all Related courses including CSOO 201, ECON 200, ENGO 101-102 and COMO 103. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all transfer courses. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.