General Studies - Associate of Arts Degree

Figure Out Your Path With a Degree in General Studies

If you would like to explore a variety of study areas before committing to a degree or career path, ACC’s Associate Degree in General Studies is an ideal option. Covering the basics of a college education, this program provides a broad variety of courses that will allow you to demonstrate the ability to work at a university level. Though it is designed for students who don’t have a specific baccalaureate degree goal, in some academic areas, this program may meet the requirements for more advanced study.

If you desire to continue your education at a four-year college or university, it is strongly recommended to consult with the receiving college or university about transfer of courses. 

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What Will I Study?

As a General Studies student, you will take courses in the following subjects: 

  • Communication
  • Mathematics 
  • Life & Physical Sciences
  • Language, Philosophy & Culture
    • Foreign Language
  • Creative Arts 
  • American History
    • History 
  • Government-Economics / Political Science 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • Component Area Options
    • Speech
  • College Level Electives

Pathways to Guide You to a Career

ACC offers degrees and certificates in eight Career Pathways to help you reach your destination. We’ll provide the roadmap, along with assistance at every turn to help ensure your success.

Save lives by becoming an Emergency Medical Technician. Start the next great company with a degree in Business Administration. Or, become the next Gordon Ramsay by enrolling in our Culinary Arts program.

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GENERAL STUDIES
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (A.A.) 

60 credit hours
 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

+Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum

3

+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

3
SECOND SEMESTER

cElective - Select Academic College Level Course

3

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

+HIST 1301 - United States History I

3

+Select a SPCH from Component Area - Group 1

3
THIRD SEMESTER

Elective - Select Academic College Level Course

3

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

Elective - Select Academic College Level Course

3

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3

+Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

cElectives - Select Academic College Level Courses

 9

+HIST 1302 - United States History II

 3

+Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

 3
 GENERAL STUDIES  (A.A.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
cAny General Academic Electives not taken as core curriculum. Students should consult with an advisor to determine electives based on the chosen field of study and preferred transfer institution.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate costs for the General Studies A.A. Degree program including tuition and fees are $4,200 for in-district students, $6,960 for students out-of-district, and $9,840 for non-residents. There will also be additional fees for books and supplies that will vary depending on course selection. 

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAYS

General Studies is part of our Liberal Arts Career Pathway. Click the box below to see other Liberal Arts programs that may interest you.

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