Associate of Science in General Studies

The Associate of Science in General Studies is designed to provide students a comprehensive General Education foundation which will assist students to develop skills, confidence, knowledge, and abilities to enter or upgrade their status in the workforce. It prepares students for continuing studies toward a four-year degree. The Associate Degree will also provide students a competitive advantage within the corporate structure.

  • 60 Semester Hours (Thirty semester hours must be General Education courses.)
  • A maximum of 30 semester hours may be transferred.
  • The student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with Southwest University.

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Assess basic principles of diverse, social environmental issues.
  • Analyze fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of ethics in the work environment.
  • Identify and apply the functions of finance, leadership and management.
  • Apply methods of analysis to solve problems and effectively communicate understanding and solutions in decision processes.
  • Exhibit skills through both written and verbal communication.

Course Requirements

General Education Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following General Education courses:

ENG-100English Composition I3[+ More Info]
ENG-101English Composition II3[+ More Info]
COM-105Principles of Communication3[+ More Info]
NSC-136Natural Science3[+ More Info]
Select any two (2):
MATH-150College Math I3[+ More Info]
MATH-151College Math II3[+ More Info]
STAT-156Business Statistics3[+ More Info]
CIS-122Computer Concepts3[+ More Info]
Select any two (2):
HIST-110American History 1500 - 18773[+ More Info]
HIST-111American History 1863 - since 20103[+ More Info]
POLS-112International Relations3[+ More Info]
POLS-125World Politics3[+ More Info]
Select any one (1):
PSY-130Introduction to Psychology3[+ More Info]
SOC-134Introduction to Sociology3[+ More Info]
Select any one (1):
PHIL-160Ethics, Crime and Justice3[+ More Info]
PHIL-161Ethics3[+ More Info]

Elective Courses

Students may select 200 and 300 level courses. Courses at the 300 level are subject to faculty approval.

ACC-203Accounting I3[+ More Info]
ACC-204Accounting II3[+ More Info]
CIS-205Basic Communication Technologies3[+ More Info]
BUS-210Introduction to Business3[+ More Info]
BUS-214Public Speaking3[+ More Info]
HRM-215Introduction to Human Resource Management3[+ More Info]
FIN-218Personal Finance3[+ More Info]
HR-225Principles of Human Relations3[+ More Info]
ECO-230Principles of Economics3[+ More Info]
BUS-237Leadership3[+ More Info]
BUS-239Practical Business Law3[+ More Info]
MGT-240Principles of Management3[+ More Info]
SOC-241Race and Ethnic Relations3[+ More Info]
MGT-243Administrative Office Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-248Principles of Marketing3[+ More Info]
ORG-260Introduction to Organizational Management3[+ More Info]
BUS-280Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]
BUS-310Building Customer Service3[+ More Info]
BUS-320Information and Records Management3[+ More Info]
MGT-330Strategic Retail Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-335Principles of Selling3[+ More Info]
MGT-340Management3[+ More Info]
BUS-345Business Ethics3[+ More Info]
HR-348Human Relations at Work3[+ More Info]
BUS-350Public Relations3[+ More Info]
FIN-355Business Finance3[+ More Info]
MKT-358Promotional Marketing3[+ More Info]
INT-360International Business3[+ More Info]
MGT-365Risk Management3[+ More Info]
HRM-370HR: Issues, Decision-Making and Challenges3[+ More Info]
BUS-380Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]
CJ-110Introduction to Criminal Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-176Introduction to Police Operations3[+ More Info]
CJ-180Survey of Corrections3[+ More Info]
CJ-185Introduction to Juvenile Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-201Introduction to Criminal Procedures3[+ More Info]
CJ-209Survey of the American Legal System3[+ More Info]
CJ-212Victimology3[+ More Info]
CJ-220Basic Criminal Investigation3[+ More Info]
CJ-230 Introduction to Forensic Science3[+ More Info]
CJ-234Introduction to Criminology3[+ More Info]
CJ-237Leadership and Motivation3[+ More Info]
CJ-250Introduction to Criminal Law3[+ More Info]
CJ-258Domestic Violence3[+ More Info]
CJ-259Introduction to Drugs and Crime3[+ More Info]
CJ-264Security Management3[+ More Info]
CJ-270Community Policing Strategies3[+ More Info]
CJ-280Special Topics in Criminal Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-302Introduction: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-304Juvenile Delinquency3[+ More Info]
CJ-310Administration of Justice3[+ More Info]
CJ-311The Criminal Court System3[+ More Info]
CJ-329Constitutional Law3[+ More Info]
CJ-335Criminology3[+ More Info]
CJ-340Introduction to Corrections3[+ More Info]
CJ-355Community Policing and Problem Solving3[+ More Info]
CJ-360Introduction to Police Administration3[+ More Info]
CJ-370Criminal Investigation3[+ More Info]
CJ-380Special Topics in Criminal Justice3[+ More Info]



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