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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Science (AS)

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Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

This program offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of interests and choices while completing a broad background of study through our core science and advanced technology competencies.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in General Studies is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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First Year: Semester 1

credits: 16/17

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 1

  • Math Elective 3/4
  • Social Science Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 15/16

Second Year: Semester 2

  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Social Science Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 15

Total Credits: 62/64

Program Notes

*Students who intend to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science should take the BI 110, BI 120 and CH 110, CH 120 sequences.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public institutions in Massachusetts. Student should use course equivalencies for program electives. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Computer Science Elective

CS 100 Computers and Technology or higher

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), ESL (ES 100  or higher, up to 6 credits), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Music, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Math Elective

100-level mathematics course or higher (not MAC)

Program Electives:

Any college-level courses offered at the College.

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law and Society (LA 230 ), Psychology, Sociology

Graduation Competency

Quantitative skills is a MassBay graduation competency for associate degree programs. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate this competency by completing a 100-level math course (not MAC); or placing into a 200-level mathematics course.


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