General Studies

Program Description

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree also prepares you to enter pre-professional programs in the areas of Dentistry, Law, Medical Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires the satisfactory completion of four (4) units of high school English, two (2) units of high school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry, one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one (1) unit of social science or their equivalent.  Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to transfer should schedule an appointment with MECC’s Transfer Services Counselor at 276.523.2400 ext. 324.

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General Studies (697)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 101 or 121 History of Western Civilization I or United States History I 3
MTH 151 or 163 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or Pre-calculus I 3 3
Science   Biology, Chemistry or Physics I  4
ITE 119 Information Literacy2 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 102 or 122 History of Western Civilization II or United States History II 3
MTH 152 or 164 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II or Pre-calculus II3 3
Science   Biology, Chemistry or Physics II4 4
    College Transfer Elective 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
    Social Science Elective1 3
    Humanities Elective4 3
CST 100 or 105 Principles of Public Speaking or Oral Communication 3
    College Transfer Electives 6
SECOND YEAR SPRING
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Education 1
    Social Science Elective1 3
    Humanities Elective4 3
    College Transfer Electives 6
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 61

1 Students should consult the social science requirements of the institution to which they are transferring. Social sciences include: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Geography, and Sociology. 2 All students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate information literacy by completing ITE 119, by satisfying the terms of an articulation agreement, or by establishing competency on an assessment test.3 Students may select MTH 157 or MTH 271 if appropriate to their transfer institution. 4Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.  

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