Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

General Studies, Certificate

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The Certificate in General Studies is designed to provide students with an educational path that will maintain options while completing basic general education requirements. The coursework required for the degree will provide skills necessary to be competitive and excel in the workplace including: a) communication skills, b) critical thinking skills, c) a knowledge of basic technology, and d) a strong sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively.
  2. Identify and apply analytical reasoning across academic disciplines.
  3. Demonstrate and compose new works proficiently in oral and written communication.
  4. Recognize and relate to literature and the arts, diversity, historical viewpoints, and global perspectives.


Communication, Critical Thinking, and Professionalism

Credit Hours: 9

Mathematical Literacy and Fluency, Critical Thinking, and Professionalism

Credit Hours: 3

Respect for Diversity, Critical Thinking, and Professionalism


Any college-level course(s) not already used to meet a program requirement.

Choose additional courses based upon your planned baccalaureate major in consultation with your faculty advisor and the catalog/transfer agreement for your intended transfer institution. Courses may be listed under multiple goals but may only be used once to satisfy graduation requirements.

Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 30

~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

^ Denotes course equivalency.

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