Academic Programs General Studies

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An Associate in General Studies is a great way to get started on your college career if you have not yet picked a concentration or major, and intend to transfer to a university.

Our degree is available in-person or completely online, and classes are available in four, nine and 17 week sessions via

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Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides
Associate in General Studies
General Studies

Check out the Bulletin of Classes for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's general studies curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core general studies courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree at a university. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transferability.

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Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!