Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 0250

The General Studies program is designed to expose students to broad areas of human knowledge—the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. Students work closely with an advisor to tailor a specific program according to their needs and interests. This advising is of particular value to students who may be uncertain of the major they wish to pursue when they enter the College. General Studies students are well prepared to pursue a baccalaureate degree or to take advantage of specialized training offered by future employers.

The goals of this program are to:

  • introduce students to broad areas of human knowledge- the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics; and
  • promote critical thinking skills, data analysis and creative problem solving.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • differentiate, summarize, identify and apply broad areas of human knowledge the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics; and
  • analyze, evaluate said data/information and justify a solution.

Transfer Information

Graduates of this program have transferred to a variety of four-year institutions including SUC at Cortland, SUC at Oneonta, SUC at Oswego, SUNY Institute of Technology and Utica College.

Program of Study:

Courses

Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science all reflect minimum credit hours.
EN 111English I - College Writing

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

Humanities

12

Social Science

12

Mathematics AND Science

13-14

Additional hours in above areas

6

Other

12

Physical Education Activity

2

Humanities: Student must select one (1) course from the Arts category.

Social Science: Student must select one (1) course from the categories listed: Social Science or American History.

Mathematics: MA 124 or higher.

Science: Student must select at least one (1) four-credit lab science course from the Natural Sciences category.

Additional Hours: Student must select one (1) course from the American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations or Foreign Language categories.

Other: 12 credits of open electives

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Note: Students who wish to graduate in four semesters with a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies degree must average 16 credit hours per semester. Approved transfer credits may reduce the semester credit hour load.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu