Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies

Our flexible general studies program gets you halfway to a four-year liberal arts degree.

Monroe Community College’s liberal arts associate degree in general studies provides you with a flexible, affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree in many different programs.

Our two-year liberal arts program lets you keep academic options open while you satisfy basic liberal arts bachelor’s degree requirements. You’ll earn your associate degree at reasonable cost and maximum convenience, with the opportunity to transfer to a prestigious school such as Cornell, Syracuse, the University of Rochester, SUNY, and more.

MCC’s two-year liberal arts degree program enables you to:

  • Take many of your liberal arts courses online
  • Explore multiple academic options
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Learn from award-winning educators
  • Get personalized advising to plan your academic and professional future

To find out how a liberal arts associate degree in general studies can move you toward your educational and career goals, contact Monroe Community College’s admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

A Liberal Arts Associate Degree Helps You Discover Your Academic Strengths

The two-year liberal arts associate degree program meets Monroe Community College’s high academic standards. You’ll earn well-respected liberal arts credits you can transfer almost anywhere while saving money, preserving flexibility, and keeping your options open. Your liberal arts associate degree can help you transfer to a four-year college into a major program such as:

  • American Sign Language, Foreign Languages, English, Art History
  • Economics, Nutrition / Dietetics, Organization Management
  • Art Education, Criminology, Social Work
  • Athletic Training, Communication Sciences & Disorders / Speech Pathology, Public Health
  • American Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Sociology
  • Agricultural Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology / Geosciences, Medical Technology

Create New Opportunities with a Liberal Arts Degree

Graduates from Monroe Community College’s liberal arts associate degree program in general studies have transferred to outstanding colleges and universities across the country, including:

  • Cornell University
  • University of Rochester
  • Syracuse University
  • All SUNY colleges and universities
  • Nazareth College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Brooklyn College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Keuka College
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of San Diego

No matter where you transfer, liberal arts degrees develop skills that employers place a high value on. These include:

  • Critical, analytical, and creative thinking
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Information literacy
  • Teamwork and problem solving
  • Civic knowledge and engagement – local and global
  • Ethical reasoning and action

Get in touch with MCC’s admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a liberal arts associate degree in general studies.


LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: GENERAL STUDIES

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Liberal Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities; Business & Entrepreneurial Studies; Community Engagement & Development; Health Sciences & Physical Wellness; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); Social Sciences & Global Studies

CIP Code: 24.0102
MCC Program Code: LA04
NYSED Code (BRI): 82067
NYSED Code (DCC): 22569

100% of this program can be completed online.

Description
This program is designed for students seeking a large measure of flexibility in selecting courses consistent with their individual needs and interests while simultaneously acquiring a general education foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. A minimum of 32 credit hours of course work must be taken in the arts/humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and mathematics with a reasonable distribution.
Students uncertain about their long-term educational and career plans will find that the General Studies program provides a valuable opportunity to explore and test their interests. Other students with special educational goals relating to either immediate employment upon graduation or further study toward a baccalaureate degree should consider this program to meet their needs.
Students intending to use the General Studies program as a basis for baccalaureate study and transfer should make certain that their course selections meet the requirements of the colleges to which they plan to transfer.

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Discuss the aesthetic attributes of art nature music language culture or literature.
2) Reflect on issues concerning the human condition in local or global contexts.
3) Conduct independent discipline-based research.
4) Analyze information using established or prescribed methods or principles.
5) Synthesize information drawn from a variety of resources or experiences.
6) Work collaboratively to achieve a common goal.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
HUMANITIES: 9 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total9
SOCIAL SCIENCE: 12 Credit Hours
ANY FOUR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES12
Total12
NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: 11 Credit Hours (minimum)
ONE MATHEMATICS COURSE (MTH 150 or higher)3-4
TWO NATURAL SCIENCE COURSES6-8
Total11
ELECTIVES: 28-29 Credit Hours
ELECTIVES28-29
Total28-29
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
Total2
TOTAL CREDITS62
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