General Studies

The General Studies program gives the student a base of knowledge and skills necessary to transfer to a 4 year university to apply and earn credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Consider an associate’s degree in general studies if you plan on earning another in the future, but have not yet decided what field you would like to pursue.

The classes that you take in a general studies program will be basic and cover a wide range of topics. Some examples include:

  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • History

The General Studies degree consists of 62 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete.

Every public institution in Texas has a Core, which is designed to provide a solid foundation for your college education and to make transfers between and among Texas institutions of higher education as smooth and seamless as possible