Associate of General Studies
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier Parish Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies for students who are interested in utilizing the time they spend earning an associate's degree to learn about a wide variety of core subjects before they focus into any one field. The benefit of a general studies degree is that they are typically universally accepted as the basis for future bachelor education in a variety of subjects in liberal arts, science, math, business, and other fields.
Students will develop a general education through the program, focusing on liberal arts, natural and applied sciences, technology, and mathematics. Those classes include English language, composition and rhetoric, applied algebra, college algebra, public speaking, and interpersonal communication among a variety of elective options for students to choose their educational interests and goals.
Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary qualifications for future studies at the bachelor level. These qualifications include but are not limited to the comprehension of information by reading college-level material across the curriculum, the ability to communicate effectively in written English across the curriculum, proficiency in oral communication skills across the curriculum, the ability to comprehend and perform course-specific mathematical problems, the development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum, the ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum, the ability to utilize and apply current computer technology across the curriculum, and comprehension of basic concepts of art, music, film, theatre, literature, foreign language, history, humanities, philosophy, and the sciences.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
BPCC is a public, two-year institution of higher education, located in Bossier City, Louisiana. The mission of BPCC is: “to promote attainment of educational goals within the community and strengthen the regional economy.” The college first opened in 1967, and today, is a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Bossier Parish Community College is approved to award associate’s degrees, occupational certificates, and supports specialized career training programs. BPCC also offers training through technical programs, workforce development, community education, and non-credit courses; and the High School Early Start program allows current high school students opportunities to earn college credits prior to high school graduation.
Bossier Parish Community College offers associate's degrees and technical certificates that can be completed through one hundred percent Internet instruction, along with hybrid online programs that provide at least fifty percent of distance education coursework. The typical virtual classroom environment includes work often found in the traditional on-campus setting, in which students watch PowerPoint presentations and video lessons, engage in web-hosted learning activities, and interact with other students through discussion forums.
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