General Studies Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information
Jennifer Cherry
(731) 425-8822
jcherry@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The General Studies Major is the most flexible degree program Jackson State offers. If you aren't sure what you want to major in, if we don't offer the specific degree you want, or if you need an associate degree to further advance your career, this is the degree for you. Working with an advisor, you will be able to customize your studies in addition to taking the General Education Courses needed for transferring to a four-year school.

Program Requirements

Students may require additional Learning Support courses.

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1010 Math for General Studies
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
Thirteen (13) hours of electives
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
Nineteen (19) hours of electives

The Associate of Arts/Science: General Studies requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.