Earn your General Studies, A.S. Online

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.

The online option for General Studies Associate in Science degree program offers the flexibility of earning your degree fully online.

It is designed primarily for students whose special interests cannot be accommodated within a Liberal Arts degree program. 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. It is also for those who wish to develop a broader base of knowledge for intellectual stimulation and personal growth.

This program is suitable for transfer to a four-year institution, but the assistance of an academic advisor is recommended to provide guidance in choosing electives. You are advised to check the specific requirements of the institution and major to which you intend to transfer. With your academic advisor, you can create a program of study suitable for transfer to a four-year college, or as preparation for particular self-defined goals.


Upon completion of your Associate Degree, you can continue your studies for a bachelor’s degree completely online at Charter Oak State College. Best of all,it will be at a reduced rate. Your tuition will remain the same as Three Rivers tuition. This means, you will save $135 per credit compared to the Charter Oak rate of $298 per credit, or $346 per credit compared to Eastern Connecticut State University rate of $509 per credit.*

*These rates are based on current 2018-2019 tuition. Tuition will be based on the rate in place at the time of transfer.

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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