General Education: Associate in General Education Program
The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development.
Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.
Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancement within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.
This program is designed for students who wish to complete two years of college and are not planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Many of the courses may, however, transfer depending on the senior institution and the degree major on a course-by-course basis.
This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.
Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.
Other Required Hours (46-47 semester credit hours)
Note: ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills is a required course for all degree and diploma programs at BRCC but is not part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability. Students should take this course their first semester or in the semester required by their particular program. Students who are enrolled as special credit students should take this course before they have completed 12 semester hours.
Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses. Select courses from any associate degree program offered at Blue Ridge Community College. Prerequisites and Corequisites must be met.
A maximum of 7 semester credit hours from the following may be included:
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 64-65