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Associate of Science - Degree Requirements

Major - Associate of Science (General Studies) | Hutchinson Community College

Associate of Science (General Studies) - AS

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Major Description

This program's largest component involves instruction in general education areas with a smaller component that allows students to select courses in their areas of interest.

Degrees / Awards

AS - Associate of Science: an award that normally requires at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time equivalent college work.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Humanities and Literature Requirement: Minimum of 6 hours from two or more of the following disciplines: Art (AR), Literature (EN), Modern Languages (FR, GR, IT, or SP), History (HI), Music (MU), Philosophy (PL), or Theater (TH). This requirement cannot be met by performance or studio courses. Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, & Mathematics Requirement: Minimum of 4 hours from one of the following disciplines: Biology (BI), Chemistry (CH), Geology (PY103 plus PY104L), or Physical Science (PY). The cou rse must include lecture and a lab. Additional hours may be mathematic courses. Social Science Requirement: Minimum of 6 hours from two of the following disciplines: Anthropology (SO111), Economics (EC), Geography (GE), Political Science (GO), Psychology (PS), or Sociology (SO). 3 hours must be either PS100 General Psychology or SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology.
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