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General Studies Degree

Program Details

The General Studies program offered by the New Hampshire Technical Institution’s school Concord’s Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. Upon completing this program, a student is awarded the Associate in Science in General Studies. This program aims to provide flexibility for those individuals who seek to being or to continue their pursuits of higher education. This program allows students to design their own curriculum and is intended for individuals who have unique career or educational goals. This program offers two ways of completing the requirements: an Exploration Option and an Experiential Credit Option. Students may transfer credits from past academic work as well as combine programs offered by this school, such as Paralegal, Accounting, Management, and others. This program is ideal for students who wish to transfer to a specific program at a 4-year institution such as a college or university and want to design their own Associate’s degree according to the individual requirements of that school. This program is also intended to meet the needs of an individual with specific vocational goals and wishes to design their higher education degree to fit the needs of that position or pursuit.

This program requires students to take and complete 66 to 68 credit hours of courses in order to receive the Associate of Science in General Studies. The breakdown of the General Education requirements is as follows: 4 credits in English Composition, 6 in Social Sciences, 4 in mathematics, 4 in Lab Science, 3 in an English elective, and 3 in a Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language course. Students then take either a College Success Seminar or Study Strategies as well as a Computer Literacy course and a General Elective. The curriculum of the General Studies program aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of general topics as well as the opportunity to focus on one or two areas of concentration. Students should custom-design their concentration area via electives that are based in or on their intended fields of specializations. students who choose the Exploration Option must take 12 credit hours of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as 23 to 24 credit hours of electives that are used to meet the interests and goals of the student. Experiential Credit students take Assessment of Prior Learning, an Experiential Credit that counts to up to 20 credit hours, and a Certificate in a Specific program area.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions