PURPOSE: The Associate of Science degree in General Studies is a flexible degree that allows students to design a curriculum that meets particular transfer objectives that are not fulfilled by existing Reynolds transfer programs. The program consists of 46 credits of general education coursework and 15 additional credits that may be selected in consultation with an advisor to ensure they will be accepted for the preferred program at the four-year institution to which students plan to transfer.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: The AS in General Studies is designed to provide transfer paths that will match the requirements of senior institutions (four-year colleges and universities). However, these institutions differ in their requirements, so students are recommended to work closely with their advisors for program planning and course scheduling. The responsibility for appropriate course selection rests with the student, and electives should be chosen to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
THE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION: The Elementary Education Specialization prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in elementary education (kindergarten - 6th grade). This degree is not intended for students who want to teach special education, physical education, health, art, theater or music. If you are interested in one of the other options, contact your advisor or Advising@Reynolds.edu.
Graduates of the program will be able to
- Demonstrate critical thinking strategies by comprehensively exploring issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion;
- Demonstrate an understanding of human diversity and an awareness of global issues through analysis of art, history, culture, geography, and economics;
- Interpret key concepts in social sciences and liberal arts;
- Use quantitative skills to solve problems and interpret data;
- Apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry;
- Demonstrate when there is a need for information, and identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand;
- Effectively communicate in writing to diverse audiences and for a variety of purposes; and
- Work independently and in teams to complete tasks.
Students from the AS in General Studies degree will be able to transfer into a wide variety of majors at senior institutions including, but not limited to, the following:
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 152 or CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.