A.A. Degree in General Studies  

This degree is designed to give students an interdisciplinary foundation in a particular area of focus while preparing them to think critically, analyze evidence effectively, and understand the different approaches of the various disciplines.

This degree provides an opportunity for students to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in a comprehensive area of study and is intended for the student who may not be planning on transferring to a 4-year university in the near future.

A minimum of 60.0 semester units must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in all area-of-emphasis-applicable units. 

To earn a General Studies A.A.Degree:

  1. Complete Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined.
  2. Complete one of the following General Education (GE) patterns; FRC GE, CSU Breadth or IGETC.
  3. Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.

Choose a single area of emphasis: Arts and Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arts and Humanities

This area of emphasis is designed to give students an interdisciplinary foundation in the arts and humanities, and prepare students to think critically, analyze evidence effectively, and understand the different approaches of the various disciplines by focusing upon the manner in which humans have expressed themselves in different times, places, and cultures.

Major Core Requirements (12 units)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

This area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad foundation in the related fields of the social and behavioral sciences, and prepare students to think critically, analyze evidence effectively, and understand the different approaches of the various disciplines that examine people as members of society and how societies and social groups operate.

Major Core Requirements (12 units)