Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Course Catalog

General Studies (GSAAS)


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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus

This degree focuses on career areas as well as general education. It offers students an associate degree program that allows some latitude in selection of courses in areas of interest. Students should work with an advisor or counselor in planning the coursework for this degree.  

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5 - 24.0
Major Requirements: 45.0
Electives: 24.0
Total credit hours required: 91.5 - 93.0

Major requirements for General Studies


Complete a minimum of 45.0 credit hours of courses, selecting from a maximum of two prefixes. Students with specific areas of interest are able to combine course prefixes to meet these requirements. See note on areas of interest for major requirements (below).

Note: Areas of interest for major requirements


Students can tailor a specific interest into an associate degree program by combining course prefixes to meet their General Studies major requirements. Listed below are the areas of interest and the acceptable course prefixes that can be considered as a single prefix:

Global-cultural:


For students interested in global/cultural, any combination of the following prefixes is considered as a single prefix: GEOG, HIST, HUMS, PHIL, POLS, and SOCI.

Management:


For students interested in management, any combination of the following prefixes is considered as a single prefix: ACCT, BSAD, ECON, ENTR, FINA, INSU, and REES.

Science/health:


For students interested in science/health, any combination of the following prefixes is considered as a single prefix: BIOS, CHEM, HLTH, PHYS, SCIE, EMSP, MDST, and FIST.

Visual arts:


For students interested in visual arts, any combination of the following prefixes is considered as a single prefix: ARTS, DIMA, PHOT, and VACA.

Career and Technical Education:


For students interested in career and technical education, any combination of the academic prefixes that align under the career and technical education area is considered as a single prefix: APPR, ELAP, PLAP, ARCH, SCET, CNST, ELTR, HVAC, PLBG, AUTT, CFOT, ELME, INCT, DRAF, PRMA, PROT, WELD, AUTB, DESL, UTIL

Electives for General Studies


Complete a minimum of 24.0 credit hours from any prefix.

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)


The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.

Communication


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.

Quantitative/Numeracy


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 

       OR

 

Scientific Inquiry


1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.

       OR

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

 

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy


1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

  • INFO 1001   - Information Systems and Literacy
  • HMRL 1010   - Human Relations Skills
  • RDLS 1200   - College and Career Strategies

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