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General Studies

The Certificate degree in General Studies provides students the opportunity for a benchmark credential through a subset of courses within any Associate of Arts or Science degree. Students who earn a General Studies Certificate degree may choose to continue their studies, transfer to another institution, or pursue entry-level employment.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Communicate accurately and appropriately using verbal and written language to explain, discuss, and facilitate the exchange of relevant knowledge using information technology, critical thinking, and information literacy.
  2. Demonstrate reasoning through a range of approaches for analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving that includes fluent and accurate use of computational methods and mathematical approaches to solve problems and analyze data, application of scientific approaches to explain physical phenomena, and expression of informed opinions about artistic or philosophical works.
  3. Explore and analyze respect for diversity through exposure to differing ideas, opinions, experiences, and worldviews.
  4. Exhibit professionalism through adherence to principles of ethical behavior and organizational codes of conduct while assuming responsibility and accountability for one’s actions.