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Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education