General Studies, Associate in Science - Social Science Concentration
The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed for students who wish to create an individualized program in a specific academic area. Students may explore career fields while selecting courses that will facilitate their goal of transferring to a four-year college/university or beginning a career. Students must complete the following:
a. All students must complete STSC 150, Student Success Seminar, during their first year of enrollment.
b. A minimum of 30 credits from the list of Approved General Education Courses.
c. At least 18 credits from the academic area of Social Science to satisfy the Department Concentration.
d. Additional elective credits to meet the requirements for the degree (minimum of 60 credits).
Students pursuing the General Studies Social Science degree can build a comprehensive concentration in the area of Social Science in order to transfer into a wide range of programs, such as Addictions, Education, Criminal Justice, and Public Services. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a fouryear institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer www.njtransfer.org.
The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://ocean.emsicc.com/
|ENGL 151||English I||3|
|ENGL 152||English II||3|
|Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|Additional Humanities or Social Science Credit|
|Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|Mathematics Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement||4|
|Technology Gen. Ed. Requirement 1||3|
|Additional General Education Credit|
|Any Course(s) from the Gen. Ed. Course list||6|
|STSC 150||Student Success Seminar||2|
|To satisfy the department concentration, students must earn 18 credits from the academic area of Social Science. Course prefixes for the Social Science concentration are: STSC, ALDC, ANTH, CRIM, ECON, EDUC, FIRE, GEOG, HLSC, POLI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK||18|
|Electives to meet 60 credits||9|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If they succeed, they must take an additional course(s) in math or science or technology from the List of Approved General Education Courses.