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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies (EB30)

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Associate in Science Degree


Campus contact for this program:
Professor Becky Samberg,

This program is designed for those who wish a broader general education background. Programs will be arranged on an individual basis through consultation with the student’s advisor. A maximum of flexibility in choice of courses is permitted in this curriculum but the degree will be awarded only to those students whose programs meet the minimum requirements of this curriculum.

This Program is Now Available Online

All courses required in this program can be taken as either fully online or hybrid classes.
Course Selection Guide  is available that lists all courses currently available in an online format. 

This General Studies program is not designed for transfer to a four-year program. Undecided students desiring transfer should enroll in one of the CSCU Transfer degrees, a Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree or a Pathway degree by their second semester at HCC.


  • Complete the general education core requirements.
  • Complete the computer fundamentals requirement.
  • Explore areas of interest via extensive coursework in liberal arts, business, and career areas in anticipation of employment or transfer.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60 - 63

1 MAT* E075, MAT* E095  not acceptable.

FS 100 (Freshman Seminar) course is required. Students with 12 or more college credits may be exempt. Consult with your advisor for more information. Freshman Seminar should be completed during the first semester.

3 Electives: See the course descriptions in the college catalog to see which category a course aligns with. It is suggested that students discuss selection of electives with their assigned advisor. One year of foreign language is recommended.

Open Electives: Any college level course (course 100 level or higher can fulfill this requirement, however, 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses to earn the degree.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: It is recommended that students take one year of a foreign language.

NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.

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