Program Overview

The Associate of Science in General Studies degree offered by Luzerne County Community College aims to provide its students with a strong academic foundation as well as an opportunity for the student to design a course of study that speaks to their personal interests, educational goals, and vocational goals. Enrolling in the Associate of Science in General Studies allows for a student to understand the foundations of a body of knowledge related to their educational goal. Students are also given the opportunity to design a sequence of courses that are necessary to meet a goal or to identify a path for the future.

This program aims to help students acquire the skills and knowledge of the foundations of a liberal arts education. Students may learn how to communicate effectively via both speech and writing. Students enrolled in the Associates of Science should learn to apply appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operation in order to interpret data and solve problems. This program also offers students the opportunity to learn how to apply the scientific method of inquiry, through the acquisition of scientific knowledge. This program requires students to take social science and behavioral science courses, which help them to understand how to best apply theories and concepts that analyze human behavior. Students also learn competencies related to the humanities, history, and fine arts.

This program requires its students to complete 63 credit hours in order to graduate with this degree. Students must take the following courses: English Composition, First Year Experience, and Fundamentals of Speech, among others. Students take electives in the following subject areas: History, Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Science, and Mathematics. Students choose how to fill their remaining 30 credit hours of courses according to their personal interests, career goals, educational goals, or according to the requirements of the school to which they plan on transferring.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Established in 1967, Luzerne County Community College is a two-year public college located in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, which offers associate’s degrees, certificates, and diploma programs. LCCC states a mission that promotes “excellence in education, fosters student success in achievement of goals, and positively impacts Luzerne county and the surrounding Northeastern Pennsylvania region." Courses are offered in classroom settings as well as in online learning. LCCC’s Distance Education program offers five associate degree programs online as well as several other courses. Each of these online courses consists of a minimum of 80% online content.

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