General Studies - Uniform Certificate of General Studies

Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge, NOVA Online

This program provides a solid foundation in the VCCS and NOVA general education core competency areas. Essentially the first year of an associate of science degree, this certificate is awarded to students placed in A.A. and A.S. degree programs who complete the requirements listed.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
2 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
3 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 17
2nd Semester
Choose One
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ENG 113 Technical-Professional Writing
4 Communication, Languages, Studio Art, and Technology Elective 6
5HIS Elective 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 32
One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Choose One
MTH
154
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
2
4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
3
SDV
100
1
Total 17
2nd Semester
Choose One
ENG
112
3
Technical-Professional Writing
ENG
113
Communication, Languages, Studio Art, and Technology Elective
4
6
Elective
5HIS
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 32

Students who are placed in A.A.A. and A.A.S. programs may work with a counselor to be placed in this program under certain circumstances. See a counselor for more information.

1 Select any UCGS course from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. UCGS courses are denoted with an asterisk (*). Must be from two different categories. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 Select any UCGS course from the physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. UCGS courses are denoted with an asterisk (*). Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. 

3 Select any UCGS course from the social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. UCGS courses are denoted with an asterisk (*). Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

4 Select any UCGS course from the communication, languages, studio art, and technology courses listed under General Education Electives. UCGS courses are denoted with an asterisk (*). Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 Select any UCGS HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives. UCGS courses are denoted with an asterisk (*). Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

 

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