Feb 25, 2024  
The Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year - Volume I 
    
The Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year - Volume I

The Associate Degree



Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a major in General Studies requires the following:

  1. General Degree Requirements (for a description of these requirements, see I of the Associate in Science degree.)
  2. Completion of sufficient general electives to reach a total of 60 credits.
  3. At least 45 of the 60 credit hours must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Associate in Science

General Degree Requirements

  1. Academic Writing Program 3 credits
    All students will take WRT 1050  unless they have, in transfer, an equivalent course or are eligible to use AP or IB classes to fulfill the requirement. In order to satisfy the General Education requirement, all students will be required to earn no lower than a C- in WRT 1050 .
  2. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 credits
    Students will complete one course designated as MQR. This course may also overlap with the disciplinary Pillar component of General Education or the student’s major.
  3. The Pillars and World Engagement 21 credits*
    The Pillars

*Students will complete 21 credits of coursework among The Pillars listed below. Courses taken as part of the major will qualify for The Pillars. No more than 3 credit hours from the same field code may be applied unless that field code is for a language other than English:

  1. Fine Arts 3-6 credits
  2. Humanities 3-9 credits
  3. Social Sciences 3-6 credits
  4. Natural Sciences 3-6 credits

World Engagement* 9 credits
*These courses can be chosen from a wide variety of disciplines and may also overlap with the disciplinary The Pillar component of General Education or the student’s major.

  1. Global Perspectives (GLP) 3 credits
  2. Non-Western Perspectives (NWP) 3 credits
  3. Western Perspectives (WEP) 3 credits

Note: Associate’s Degree students are not required to complete First Year Seminar, PE-Wellness, or Field Experience-Practicum Requirements.