Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

General Studies, AS


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The General Studies curriculum provides the fundamentals of a college education together with a range of open electives, allowing students to explore various courses of study and to clarify their educational and occupational goals. It is the least restrictive of all the degrees offered by the College so that students may put together a program compatible with their individual interests and skills. For more information, call the Department Chairperson, Jonah Cohen at (203) 285-2289 or e-mail at (jcohen@gatewayct.edu).

General Studies Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Identify educational and occupational goals
  • Work with others in a culturally and intellectually diverse community
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication skills
  • Apply quantitative methods to problem solving
  • Apply scientific methods of investigation
  • Demonstrate competency in using current, relevant technologies

Suggested Course Sequence


First Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Third Semester


  • Choose one course in (Gen Ed - CALT: Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking) 3 credits
  • Choose one course in (Gen Ed - OC: Oral Communication) 3 credits
  • Choose one course in (Gen Ed - SP: Social Phenomena) 3 credits
  • Open (Electives) 6 credits

Total Semester Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MAT* or PHY* (Elective) 3 credits
  • Restricted Elective (see below) 3 credits
  • Open (Electives) 9 credits

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60-61


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