This program is designed to provide students with maximum flexibility, traditional and online options, and strong advising to help fulfill prerequisites needed to apply to any of NHTI’s Allied Health programs. This program offers a wide array of courses and opportunities and allows students to create a pathway that provides opportunity to:

  • Transfer to other NHTI Allied Health programs upon acceptance to those programs.
  • Be a starting point for students, especially those who are interested in Allied Health fields but who have not yet selected or been admitted to a specific Allied Health program.
  • Complete general education requirements and complete an associate degree.
  • Complete prerequisite courses to transfer into programs ranging from Nursing to Radiologic Technology.
  • Apply credits earned in an NHTI certificate program or elsewhere toward an associate degree at NHTI.

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • 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

Option A: Select a concentration with room for exploration

CourseTitleCL
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition4
ENGL xxxCEnglish elective13
MATH 120CMathematics: MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher-level math4
XX xxxC2 Social Sciences electives26
XX xxxCLab Science elective34
XX xxxCHumanities elective43
XX xxxCGeneral elective (any college-level credited course)3
 27 (min)
Electives 
GST 100CCollege Success Seminar51
GST 102CStudy Strategies52
XX xxxCLiberal Arts and Sciences electives12
XX xxxCElectives (courses to meet individual interests and goals; may include a certificate program)20-23
 35-38
 Total Credits 62-65

Option B: Work toward goals while applying experiential learning and/or previous credits earned

CourseTitleCL
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition4
ENGL xxxCEnglish elective13
MATH xxxCMathematics: MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher-level math4
XX xxxC2 Social Sciences electives26
XX xxxCLab Science elective34
XX xxxCHumanities elective43
XX xxxCGeneral elective (any college-level credited course)3
  27 (min)
 Electives  
GST 100CAssessment of Prior Learning1
 Experiential Credit516 (max)
 Certificate in a specific program area6 (must relate to experiential credit) and/orvariable
 Coursework in a specific subject area6 (must relate to experiential credit) 
  32
 Total Credits 60

1Excluding ENGL 100C, ENGL120C, ENGL120MC, ENGL135C, and ENGL 201C

2Any Anthropology (ANTH), Economics (ECON), Interdisciplinary (INDL), Political Science (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology (SOCI), or History (HIST, excluding Hist 104C and HIST105C) course

3Excluding BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C. Includes one 4-credit science from these categories with a lab: Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Physics (PHYS), Science (SCI), Environmental Science (ENVS)

4Includes any Interdisciplinary (INDL), Philosophy (PHIL), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHIN), French (FREN), German (GERM), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), Music (MUSC), Dance (DANC), Visual Arts (VRTS), History (HIST 104C or HIST105C), or English Literature course.

5GST 100C/102C can be waived if a student has taken a course section designated as a First-Year Experience course, if the student has six credits with a C or better, or with the permission of the department chairperson.

6If 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 department chair.

Note: A minimum of 16 credit hours must be earned through instruction at NHTI with a minimum of 8 credit hours in courses numbered at the 200-level. For optimal transfer experiences, speak with an NHTI advisor for specific recommendations.

  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses as a learner and develop strategies for finding solutions for continued improvement.
  • Express oneself clearly and cogently through written and oral communication.
  • Evaluate the effect of historical trends, events, institutions, and social systems on society.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning/mathematical operations necessary to be competent in both a personal and professional setting.
  • Apply the scientific method to gain knowledge and examine the laws, theories, and processes of physical and biological phenomena.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse ideas, emotions, and modes of expression as expressed through literature and the arts.
  • Demonstrate the basic applications of computer technology to be competent on both a personal and professional level.

Career pathways for General Studies majors are diverse and depend on the students’ interests, the skills they develop, and the goals they set for themselves. General Studies majors are often interested in helping people, particularly in a medical setting. After completing a degree at NHTI, graduates may find themselves helping to administer medical treatment, providing access to services, or helping to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. General Studies majors are often interested in ensuring people know how to maintain and improve their health and the health of others. Learning about scientific principles and evidence-based practice are crucial parts of the education when exploring the possibility of a career in these fields.

Planning to Transfer?

NHTI offers transfer resources to create a bridge from NHTI’s Liberal Arts program to other programs and colleges. Work with your academic advisor to develop an effective transfer plan to meet your goals.

Transfer Opportunities

The New Hampshire Dual Admission program provides seamless academic pathways from NHTI to the University System of New Hampshire. The Liberal Arts programs has transfer agreements with the colleges and universities and assists students in transferring to other schools, including the following:

  • Plymouth State University
  • University of New Hampshire Durham
  • University of New Hampshire Manchester
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Colby Sawyer College
  • Rivier College
  • Granite State College
  • New England College
  • Franklin Pierce University

Transfer Resources

Dual College Admission

Applying for Dual Admission and enrolling at NHTI can be the first steps toward toward earning an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree through the New Hampshire Dual Admission Program. Dual NH provides a seamless academic pathway from NHTI to institutions of the University System of New Hampshire (UNH, Keene State, Plymouth State, and Granite State) in a broad range of programs.

Granite Guarantee

Granite Guarantee allows NHTI graduates, particularly those who are eligible for federal Pell Grants, to transfer to New Hampshire’s four-year schools tuition free for the semester following receipt of the associate degree. This financial aid program helps NHTI graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree and helps make it possible for you to achieve your career goals.

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