Arts & Sciences


Designed for students who plan to go on to a four-year school and major in one of the traditional arts and sciences subjects.
Students may not select arts & sciences as a major. Select from one of the following options to this program: art, biology, chemistry, communications (speech), criminal justice, digital media design, drama, engineering, government & politics, history, human services, music, philosophy, physical education, pre-nursing, psychology, and sociology.

Students wishing to concentrate in one of these individual options should study the specific listing in the catalog and consult with an advisor. The general education requirements for this program include at least one course from each of the following areas:
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Course Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Electives must be from two disciplines)  
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Arts & Humanities  
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Biological & Physical Sciences (One lab course required)  
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course)
     (GenEd course list)
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Choose from 2 categories:  
Computer Literacy Elective (GenEd course list)  
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Wellness Elective (GenEd course list) 6
Other Requirements  
PE/Health Elective (A Wellness course will satisfy this requirement) 1/3
Additional credits needed to meet requirements of each option 25/30
Total 60/69
‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. This course may satisfy another requirement in your program. If a specific course is not required, choose at least one course from the Cultural Competence list in the academic catalog.
Provides students with maximum academic flexibility to meet transfer course requirements at four-year institutions. Students should meet with a counselor or advisor to select appropriate courses required by the transfer institution(s) of interest. All of the courses in this certificate may be used in the General Studies degree program.

Course Credits
English Composition (GenEd course list) 3
Arts and Humanities (GenEd course list)  3
Mathematics (GenEd course list) 3
Science (GenEd course list) 3
Social Sciences (GenEd course list) 3
Electives* 15
Total 30

* Meet with a counselor or advisor to choose elective courses to fulfill additional general education requirements and/or academic major requirements of the transfer institution(s).
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation.