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2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook
Walters State Community College
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

General Studies


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This program of study serves as a foundation for those students who need a broad, general liberal education, with the ultimate goal of transfer to another higher education institution.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: General

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


        1 ENGL Literature elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

        1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

        1 Behavioral/Social Sciences elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

        2 Electives3 (6 hrs.)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


        1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

        1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

        3 Electives3 (9 hrs.)

 

 

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. General Studies


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Approved Humanities General Education electives1 6 credits
Approved Literature General Education elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)


Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Approved Behavioral/Social Science elective1 6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)


Approved Mathematics General Education elective1 3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


 Electives3  19 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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