The Certificate of General Studies is designed to recognize the completion of a general education core of 34 credits. This program allows students to earn an award after approximately one year of college education. The program is transferable to four year colleges in Arkansas and should have good transferability to colleges in other states.  Students should always contact the university to which they wish to transfer for more information.

Nine hours from the following:

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I 
    (“C” or better)
  • ENGL 1123 Composition II
  • SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech

Three hours from the following:

  • MATH 1023 College Algebra
  • MATH 1213 Quantitative Literacy/Mathematical Reasoning

Social Science
Total of nine hours from the following:
U.S. History or American Government-
Three hours taken from the following:

  • HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1700
  • HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1700
  • HIST 2013 History of the United States to 1876
  • HIST 2023 History of the United States since 1876
  • PSCI 2003 American Government:  National

Social Science Courses-Ssix hours from the following:

  • PSYC 2003 General Psychology
  • SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
  • ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles
  • GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography

Natural Science
Total of four to eight hours from the following (with lab):

Biological Science

  • BIOL 1004/L Fundamentals of Biology/Lab
  • BIOL 1024/LZoology/Lab
  • BIOL 1034/LGeneral Botany/Lab
  • BIOL 2064/L Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • BIOL 2074/L Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

Physical Science-Four hours from the following:

  • CHEM1024/LChemistry I for Science Majors/L
  • GEOL 1004/LPhysical Geology
  • GEOL 1014/LHistorical Geology
  • PHYS 2024/LThe Physical Sciences/Lab

Three hours from the following:

  • CSCS 1003 Computers and Information Processing OR Technology Elective

Fine Arts and Humanities
Six hours taken from the following:

  • ART 2003 Art Appreciation
  • ENGL 2213 Literature I
  • ENGL 2223 Literature II
  • ENGL 2653 American Literature I
  • ENGL 2663 American Literature II
  • MUS 2003 Music Appreciation
  • THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
  • PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy