General Studies, A.S.

Length: Four Semesters

This program is a generic guide for students who plan to transfer and earn a Bachelor in Science degree, but who have not selected a specific area of concentration. It includes the courses most common in the freshman and sophomore years of study.

NOTES

* Placement in ENG101 is based on test scores. See your adviser to see which English you need to take. If you placed into ENR098, see your adviser to come up with an alternate map for your classes.

* Placement in MTH112 is based on test scores. See your adviser to see which Math class you need to take. If you did not place into MTH112, ask your adviser to help you come up with a modified academic map. Also, MTH110 is not offered every semester on every campus. If you are planning to go into business, education, or other related fields, you might need to take higher-level math. Check with an academic advisor before selecting a math course.

* You must take a science sequence, which means two classes in the same science.  If you are not going into a health-related field and you want to take biology, take BIO101 and BIO102. If you think you might want to go into a health-related field or a scientific field OR if you are undecided about your transfer major, take BIO103 and BIO104. All science courses must be taken in sequence, that is, with the lower numbered class first. The exception is Physical Science-- PHS111 or PHS 112. Those may be taken out of sequence. If you are certain you are not going into a science-related field, Physical Science is an overview of all fields of science, and it might be a good class for you.

* You must take a sequence in history, that is, two consecutive classes. If you start out with World History, you must take the other half – you cannot mix and match. History classes do not have to be taken in order. For example, you can take World History II before you take World History I.

* For the final Social Science Elective: Do not sign up for a class you have already taken from this list!

* Students should consult their transfer institution or the STARS templates at www.coastalalabama.edu. See an academic advisor for assistance.

Semester One

Item #
Title
Credits
MTH 112 or more advanced  +
3
Natural Science Sequence  +
4
History Sequence  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Semester Two

Item #
Title
Credits
Natural Science Sequence  +
4
History, Social and Behavioral Science Elective  +
3
PED Elective (1 SH)  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
17

Semester Three

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Science Elective (3 SH)  +
3
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective  +
3
Major-Specific Elective  +
3 - 4
Major-Specific Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-17

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Semester Four

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Science Elective (3 SH)  +
3
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective  +
3
Major-Specific Elective  +
3 - 4
Major-Specific Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
12-14
Total credits:
61-65

Overview

Program

Type

A.S.