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General Studies Bachelor’s Degree program curriculum

Our General Studies Bachelor’s Degree program curriculum combines a core set of general education courses with diverse electives in subjects of your choice. Specialize your studies to develop real-world skills in eBusiness strategy, criminology, medical coding, or any other course that fits your goals.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Math/Computer Science 100-200 Level)  

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   Elective (100-200 Level)  

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with courses from several career-related disciplines. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, students can select courses from various disciplines such as business administration, marketing, criminal justice, and early childhood education to customize the program to meet their professional and personal goals.

Program Objectives

After completing the General Studies program, students will be able to:

  1. Display the skills of time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, written comprehension, communication, and research.
  2. Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking, speech criticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to develop essays, revise and edit one's work, and conduct academic research.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad implications of technological innovationon social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  5. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  6. Apply behavioral principles to fact situations, and reason to sound conclusions based on theory and practicality of solution.
  7. Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing and applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.
  8. Explain basic statistical concepts and techniques and apply these concepts and tools in order to correctly interpret the results of statistical analyses.
  9. Express knowledge pertaining to a customized program of discovery that spans multiple disciplines.
  10. Be prepared to enter Ashworth College’s Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation.

Homing in on your career path

Whether you're earning your Bachelor's Degree in General Studies so you can take your first step or make a step up in the working world, Ashworth College integrates job search tools into your studies to better prepare you to reach your goals. Plus, you can access these helpful tools as soon as you enroll and after you graduate, too. Learn more at our Career Services page.

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