The Associate Degree in General Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore diverse methods of inquiry by selecting courses from a cross section of disciplines in an “area of emphasis.” Students will develop critical thinking skills, learn to communicate effectively in writing, acquire an understanding of major concepts to solve problems, and employ methods of scientific inquiry to understand the world around them. Completion of the degree requirements will provide students with the skills and resources needed to make informed academic and career-related decisions. Completion of the General Studies degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four-year university. Students planning to transfer to a CSU or UC should follow the CSU GE Breadth or IGETC pattern and complete transferable coursework that relates to the major at the CSU or UC campus. For further information and course selection, please consult with an academic counselor.
Dr. Christina Gold, Dean
Office: Social Science Building, Room 101