General Studies Degree

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General Studies Core
  Course Title Credits
A. EN 101 English Composition 4
B. Social Sciences
(two courses with AN, EO HI, PS, PY, or SO prefix,
excluding HI 104 and HI 105)
6
C. Mathematics* (MT 120 or higher with the exception of MT 129; MT 129 does not meet the minimum math requirements in this category) 4
D. Lab Science
[excluding BI 100, CH 100, and PH 100]
4
E. Humanities
(EN xxx [excluding EN 100, EN 120 and EN 135] and XX xxx Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective)

 

 

6

TOTAL 24
Other Required Courses for both options
  Course Title Credits
A. Computer Literacy (IT 102 or equivalent) 3
B. General Elective 3
TOTAL 6
Exploration Option
The General Studies Exploration curriculum provides students with broad general knowledge as well as an opportunity to explore an area of concentration. It allows flexibility for students who either have transfer credit or who wish to transfer to another two or four-year program. While students may custom-design their concentration area, they should select these electives based on their intended fields of specialization.
  Course Title Credits
A GS 100 College Success Seminar or 1
  GS 102 Study Strategies 2
B. Liberal Arts and Sciences electives 12
B. Electives
(courses to meet individual interests and goals;
may include a certificate program)
23-24
TOTAL 36-38
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT 66-68

Experiential Credit Option
The Experiential Credit option is for individuals who would like to earn as many as 20 experiential credits for previous occupational experience. It is also possible to complete a certificate program for inclusion in this option. The experiential credit, whether combined with a certificate or with coursework in a specific subject area, must relate to and support the student's chosen subject concentration; it may or may not be transferable.
  Course Title Credits
A. GS 101 Assessment of Prior Learning 1
B. Experiential Credit** maximum 20
C. Certificate in a specific program area**
(must relate to experiential credit)
variable
And/Or
D. Coursework in a specific subject area**
(must relate to experiential credit)
minimum
15
TOTAL 36
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT 66
Program Cost Estimates

*Students must complete MT 120 or higher, with the exception of MT 129, to graduate. Depending on results of placement testing, students may be required to complete MT 093 prior to MT 120 (please note that MT 093 College Algebra, with a grade of “C” or higher, or the high school equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher, is the prerequisite for MT 120).
** If the combination of experiential credit and certificate program courses totals less than 35 credits, additional coursework must relate to the concentration subject area and must be approved by the General Studies department head.
Note: a minimum of 16 credits hours must be earned through instruction at NHTI with a minimum of 8 credit hours in courses numbered at the 200-level.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.

The degree of Associate in Science in General Studies will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The General Studies Program provides maximum flexibility for those seeking to begin or to continue their higher education. This program, in which students may design their own curriculum, is especially appealing to those who have unique career or academic goals.

Courses are offered day and evening. This program is now also available 100% online.  FInd out if online learning is right for you.

General Studies might be right for you if you:

  • Would like to custom-design a Degree which meets your goals;
  • Have previously earned credits from one or more institutions;
  • Would like to combine one of our certificates (Paralegal, Accounting, Management, etc.) with other required credits to complete the degree;
  • Seek entry into an NHTI program which has limited enrollment or for which you need prerequisite courses; although transfer into these programs is not guaranteed, students who are successful in the General Studies program strengthen their candidacy status;
  • Plan to transfer to another institution but would like to complete some of the general education requirements;
  • Would like to gain as many as 20 experiential learning credits for your occupational experience;
  • Wish to take college courses and explore career options.

Transfer Information

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Please refer to starred* statement on the right regarding mathematics graduation requirement.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Melanie Martel
Department Head
General Studies

(603) 230-4026
mmartel@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu