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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.A.

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Minimum Graduation Requirements (60 credit hours)

C or Better on All Courses Toward the Major

General Studies Core (24 credit hours)

Students will complete twelve hours in two of the four areas listed below. Note: Courses selected may require a prerequisite(s). Students should plan accordingly when selecting courses from the four areas.

  • Management, Technology, and the Environment 
  • Social Interaction, Diversity, and the Individual 
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Society, Traditions, and the Nation

Additional Requirements (18 credit hours)

  • General Electives Credits: 18 hours

VALUES Core (18 credit hours)

Vocation, Application, and Learning in the Undergraduate Experience for Students

Chowan VALUES (9 credit hours)

*Social and Behavioral Science VALUES (3 credit hours)

*Scientific and Mathematical Values (3 credit hours)


To qualify for an associate degree, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours, meet the university’s VALUES Core requirements, and meet any specific requirements of the major.

Students can “double count” up to 3 credit hours of these 9 credit hours for both their major and general education.

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