General Studies

General Studies

Maria College of Albany - Albany, NY

  • Associate Degree

Start Here, Go Anywhere! The General Studies program provides a starting point for many Maria College students. It is designed for students who wish to enter a career program but lack prerequisites and/or a level of skill needed for acceptance into a specific program, and also for those who wish to pursue postsecondary education for enrichment or to further develop career goals. The General Studies student must successfully complete 64 credits as follows: 12 credits comprised of three credits in Religious Studies and an additional three credits in Philosophy or Religious Studies, plus six credits in English, including English 111. 20 credits of a Liberal Arts core in areas of Humanities (English, Nonstudio Art and Music, etc.), Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Science, etc.), Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Economics, etc.), and Religious Studies/Philosophy, with a reasonable distribution in three of the four areas. 32 credits of free electives. Student is encouraged to consider a block of courses in a particular career field to facilitate future employment or education. To find out more about course options and what courses are all about, you can access our Maria College Catalog for all the details!

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