Associate in Science in General Studies

The associate in science in general studies is intended to parallel the first two years of a bachelor of science degree and is composed of general education courses and courses focused in technology, engineering or the sciences. If students have already chosen their transfer institutions, selection of core courses should be based on the degree requirements of those institutions. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Class Requirements


Communications (9 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 112         Composition and Literature (3)

Any SPCH course (3)

Mathematics (7 hrs. min.)

(choose two MATH courses, MATH 121 or higher)

Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs.)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs.)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
15 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)



For an associate in science in general studies,
students must choose majors and course work in one of the science-based disciplines. Science courses numbered 111 and below are not acceptable toward core major requirements. See your science adviser for details.



Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)


Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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