General Studies

The Associates in Science Degree in General Studies provides a flexible option to meet the needs of the student. The General Studies program allows students to:

  • Combine a certificate with additional coursework to obtain an Associate’s degree when one is not available
  • Complete an Associate’s degree to transfer to programs not aligned with other degrees at RVCC
  • Build a program that is not available at RVCC with existing courses 

The General Studies program requires 60 credits: 30 credits in Degree Major courses, 10 credits in Open Electives and an additional 20 credits in Liberal Arts coursework. 

 

NOTE

* GST 102R may be required for students who complete the General Studies Associates Degree and must be taken within the first academic year. 

Total credits:
60-78

Course Sequencing

First Year: Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language/Science/Mathematics or Social Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Mathematics Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-20

First Year: Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective  +
3
Social Science Elective  +
3
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Open Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-18

Second Year: Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language/Science/Mathematics or Social Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Open Elective  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-20

Second Year: Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Open Elective  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Degree Major Course  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-20
Total credits:
60-78

Overview

Program

Type

Associate of Science