General Concentration

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
General Education Courses
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Lab Science Elective 4
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
LCS or Elective see note* 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 62

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*Note: New students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.

Students should consult their intended transfer institution to determine appropriate electives for this program. A two-semester language sequence is recommended for two of the electives.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students who have not yet chosen a major field of study to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The college encourages students to take electives in disciplines in which they may major at a four-year institution. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify for a variety of careers depending upon the chosen major. A bachelor’s degree is the usual minimum requirement for entry into most fields. Graduate work may be necessary, as well.

  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics, and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers, and writers.
  • Demonstrate competence in basic computer use.

This program also is available through the Weekend College Program.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.