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Program Details

Lord Fairfax Community College offers an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in General Studies to interested students. This program provides flexibility for students who have not declared a specialized major or subject field. This degree is designed for students who may plan to transfer to a four year college or university to explore a specialized academic subject. The General Studies A.A.S. program is four semesters (two years) in length and qualifies students for many entry-level positions for a variety of different employers.

Individuals who obtain this degree receive the equivalent of a freshman and sophomore education at a four year college or university. Specific general education courses are required in order to make transferring easy for students. Courses in topics such as English, health/physical education, humanities, mathematics, science, and social science are required by Lord Fairfax Community College. Students completing these general education course requirements may refer to the Virginia Community College Transfer Guide to receive specific information on how their courses will directly transfer into a specific four year college or university. Students are strongly urged to start the transfer process as early as possible and consult with their advisor when doing so.

The General Studies A.A.S. degree requires the completion of 61 credit hours. These credit hours consist of general education requirements, approved electives, and general studies related courses. General studies related courses provide the student with a more comprehensive learning experience of the subjects. In order to accommodate for different preferences of students, many online classes are available through Lord Fairfax Community College. This allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges