General Studies


Associate in Science

The General Studies curriculum provides the fundamentals of a college education together with a range of open electives, allowing students to explore various courses of study and clarify their educational and occupational goals. It is the least restrictive of all the degrees offered by the College so that students may put together a program compatible with their individual interests and skills. General Studies is particularly appropriate for those who have not yet decided on a specific career or discipline and who wish to examine a number of different possibilities.
Upon graduation, students may transfer to a 4-year institution, although some of the elective credits they have earned may not count toward the Bachelor’s degree. Those who intend to proceed beyond the 2-year degree may find the Liberal Arts & Sciences program better suited to their needs. 


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will possess:

  • Competence in written and oral communication.
  • Basic understanding of mathematics and science.
  • Ability to locate and evaluate information.
  • Ability to think critically and logically.
  • A sense of how courses relate to educational and occupational goals.
  • Capacity for continued learning.


Prof. Jonah Cohen, General Studies Coordinator
(203) 285-2289


Program Requirements

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