The General Studies program prepares students for transfer to 4-year colleges and Universities. The curriculum includes requirements which will transfer as liberal arts courses at four-year institutions. Because of the number of general electives included in the curriculum, students may enroll in additional courses of choice from the humanities, social sciences, math, and sciences departments. An additional benefit of the general elective courses is that courses from throughout STCC’s many subjects will count toward the degree (and many will transfer under the MassTransfer agreements the College has with the four-year state Universities and the University of Massachusetts). General Studies requirements allow students the flexibility to complete MassTransfer A2B Pathways in Economics, English, History, Psychology or Sociology.
The General Studies program is also an excellent choice for students who may be undecided about their specific academic or career direction. Professional advisors or faculty advisors assist students with their course schedules while suggesting other resources on campus to assist them to explore future educational endeavors.
Upon successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts/General Studies will be awarded.
The General Studies Program will produce graduates who:
May transfer courses as equivalents of prerequisites for junior and senior level courses in their majors at the senior institution.
May transfer to senior institutions with most general education requirements for the senior institutions completed, or
May transfer to other programs with most general education requirements completed.
May transition to workplace situations with associate-degree status.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.