General Studies, A.S.

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Interested in pursuing General Studies fully online?The General Studies Associate in Science degree program is designed primarily for those individuals whose special interests cannot be accommodated within a Liberal Arts degree program or for those who wish to develop a broader base of knowledge for intellectual stimulation and personal growth. With more open electives and fewer required courses than the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, the General Studies degree offers greater flexibility for individual interest and needs. This program can also be suitable for transfer to a four-year institution, but more care and guidance in choosing electives will be necessary. If you are  interested in using the General Studies degree for transfer are advised to check carefully the specific requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. With the assistance of an academic advisor, you can create a program of study suitable either as a foundation to transfer to a four-year college or as preparation for particular self-defined goals.

Easy Transfer Options

Charter Oak State College
Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University

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Courses & Outcomes

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