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General Studies, AA&S

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CIP CODE: 24.0101

AWARD: Associate of Arts & Science

LENGTH: 2 Years - Transfer


The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in General Studies prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university. It provides students with the skills needed to pursue further study in a wide variety of subjects, leading to jobs in areas like education, science, business, or the arts.

Admissions Requirements:

Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program Requirements:

  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.
  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.


The Program Pathway for General Studies AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Students who plan to transfer should consult an academic counselor to verify specific program requirements with their intended four-year institution. While an elective course may satisfy a requirement for a Central Virginia Community College program, it may not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution.  

Total Pathway Credits: 61

Total Program Credits: 61

Students may not complete a HIS course to fulfill this requirement.  
2  Math Elective must be MTH 154 or higher.
Students must complete 3 credits from one of the three areas, but the course may not be from the same area as course #3.   Students who choose a Literature Elective must have completed ENG 112 prior to enrollment.
4  Students should confer with their intended transfer institution to determine appropriate transfer electives. 

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