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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Certificate

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Program Mission

The Certificate in General Studies is a transfer program. It is designed to provide the first year of an associate or baccalaureate degree with the flexibility needed to meet the needs of students who have a variety of backgrounds and interests. This program appeals to students who want to fulfill the basic degree requirements of the College.

Program Goals

The goal of the Certificate of General Studies is

  • To enable students to acquire the general education competencies expected of an Certificate of General Studies graduate
  • To provide the coursework that will allow students to transfer with minimal or no loss of credit

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Certificate of General Studies Degree will

  • Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Certificate of General Studies Degree from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Successfully complete (with a grade of “C” or better) each of the following General
    Education core courses: ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , MATH 1105 SPCH 1010 , PSYC 2010  
  • Earn 3 credits of Social Science with the courses chosen from CDYC, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, HLTH, PHED, POLI, PREK, PSYC, or SOCI.
  • Earn 3 credits of Arts with the courses chosen from ARTS, MUSC, or THEA
  • Earn 3 credits of Humanities with courses chosen from CMCN, ENGL, HIST, or SPCH.
  • Earn 6 credits of Science with the courses chosen from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS
  • Earn at least 9 credits of the program in residence at SLCC
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all courses applied to the degree as well as an adjusted SLCC cumulative grade point average of 2.0

General Education Requirements

(27 Total Credit hours)

  • English 6 Credits
  • Mathematics 3 Credits
  • Natural Science 6 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits *
  • Arts Elective 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective Requirement 3 Credits

Notes: Students who plan to transfer after completion of the certificate should discuss their plans with an advisor from the college of intended transfer to assure transferability of credits.

*3 credits must be PSYC 2010 

Curriculum Guide

Semester 1

Total: 15

Semester 2

CGS Total: 16


1 Humanities options: CMCN, ENGL, FREN, HIST, SPAN, SPCH

2 Choose from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS. Most science lecture courses have an associated lab course, which is a required co-requisite. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to complete courses in the same science discipline.

3 Fine Arts options: ARTS, MUSC, THEA

4 Social/Behavioral Science options: ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOCI

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