General Studies

Program Goals Statement

The General Studies program is ideal for students who want to explore various fields of study and/or career options.  As an undecided freshman, it allows you to mold your class schedule to try a wide variety of subjects that you find interesting.  Students who have a very specific goal in mind for their future can take classes that fir their goals.  General Studies is perfect for students who wish to create their own disciplinary program and not be limited to the programs available through the College.

Program Information

  • Learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, and pull together knowledge from many disciplines-- skills you will need to be successful in almost any career.  
  • Students will acquire a broad-based education.
  • General Studies can be perfect for students who use its lack of structure to their advantage and mold it to their individual needs.  

After Bristol

  • Graduates receive an excellent preparation to continue education and achieve a bachelor's degree.  
  • Graduates continue school in a variety of disciplines, including art, media arts, public relations, entertainment, sales, law enforcement, law school, health professions, and other graduate programs.  
  • Students may seek employment in a variety of fields.  

Degree Requirements

General Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15-16

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Multicultural and Social Perspectives Elective  +
3
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective  +
3
Information Literacy Elective  +
0 - 3
Sub-Total Credits
9-13

Program Electives

Course #
Title
Credits
General Studies Program Electives  +
31 - 36
Sub-Total Credits
31-36
Total credits:
60

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Multicultural and Social Perspectives Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Information Literacy Elective  +
0 - 3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12-15

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Science

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in General Studies

Program Contact

Carol Martin
Program Coordinator
Carol.Martin@BristolCC.edu

Vidyanidhi Rege
Dean of Business and Experiential Education
Vidyanidhi.Rege@BristolCC.edu