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Earn your General Studies degree fully online

A flexible option that opens doors
The General Studies online degree offers on-demand flexibility. It’s a smart choice for anyone planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree after graduating from CCBC.

The online option could also be a good fit if you:

  • like to take charge of your learning.
  • want to to design your own course of study. 
  • have  accumulated credits from other programs at CCBC, or even other colleges.

In the General Studies online degree program, you will acquire a foundation of well-rounded skills to pursue a variety of academic disciplines and careers after CCBC. It’s the first step toward a bright future.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
  1. develop an appreciation of lifelong learning; embracing opportunities for learning and working in a diverse multicultural and global society for personal and professional development;
  2. apply written and oral communication skills for clear expression and problem solving, employing both quantitative and qualitative reasoning in the scientific process with a focus on technological and information literacy; and
  3. demonstrate the ability to analyze issues and problems from a multidisciplinary perspective with an appreciation in the arts, humanities, sciences, and math promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Semester Sequence

Follow this sequence if you are beginning the program in Spring Term:

Spring Term
Summer Term
Fall Term

Winter Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term

 Fall Term

  • First 7 Week
    • Elective
    • Elective

General Education Requirements and Electives

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses.

One General Education course must be a Diversity course. Arts and Humanities, Information Technology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Wellness and Health have Diversity course offerings. ​

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits


Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Apply now for the General Studies online option!

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As you complete your application, be sure to…

  • Choose the Online Degree Program application type
  • Choose your admission term
  • Choose General Studies as your Program of Study
  • Under Tell us your interests, choose Earn a degree online

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