Program Overview

The General Studies program from Atlantic Cape Community College is designed for students who are undecided about a career and who wish to explore different fields; this program can lead to various baccalaureate degrees.

Nearly three-quarters of the required courses are traditional liberal arts and easily transfer to four-year institutions. The remaining courses can be in any subject area, but students should be aware that courses in specific career areas may not easily transfer.

It is important that students meet with an advisor to choose their courses, based on their career plans. It is recommended that they take the elective courses in their first two semesters in order to best explore various career possibilities. Students take basic General Education courses, which they can use to transfer to a four-year institution. Should students decide on a specific career area, they may apply them to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    Atlantic Cape can offer any programs or courses to residents of: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Atlantic Cape Community College is a two-year, community college that serves the Atlantic and Cape May counties of New Jersey. The school was originally named Atlantic Community College when it was founded in 1964 as the second community college in the state. In 1999, Atlantic Community College became a joint college with Cape May County to form Atlantic Cape Community College. Atlantic Cape Community College offers online degree programs in order to meet the educational needs of working adults in a casino-driven community.

    Atlantic Cape has led the way for distance education among other community colleges in New Jersey. The college awards associate's degrees in fields such as business administration, computer science programs, office systems technology, and liberal arts programs with focuses in history, English, psychology, and social science. Most classes can be completed entirely from home, however some courses may require proctored exams. Student resources include tutoring, technical support, and access to library print and electronic materials.


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