The General Studies degree provides students the flexibility to build a broad-based major in the liberal arts and sciences. Graduates will be able to think critically, communicate effectively, and draw on knowledge from many disciplines.
Note: Courses may require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
Available Online: Students are able to meet program requirements with online courses. See https://www.ccri.edu/distance/ for more information about online programs, the courses available online, and ways to be a successful online student.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 1010||Composition I 1||3|
|Humanities Elective||Select two courses 2||6|
|Literature Elective||Any English literature course||3|
|MATH||Any Math course above 1000 level||3|
|Science||Select two Lab Science courses listed below 3||8-10|
|Social Science Electives||6|
|Major Education Requirements|
|Electives (See courses from any instructional program)||28|
In selecting specific courses, students planning to transfer should consult a CCRI adviser and/or a transfer adviser at the college or university to which they plan to transfer.
34 total General Education credits if Science credits equal 10.
|ASTR 1010||The Solar System||4|
|ASTR 1020||The Stellar System||4|
|BIOL 1001||Introductory Biology: Organismal||4|
|BIOL 1002||Introductory Biology: Cellular||4|
|BIOL 1005||Biology in the Modern World||4|
|BIOL 1060||Introduction to Aquaculture||4|
|BIOL 2201||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CHEM 1000||Chemistry of Our Environment||4|
|CHEM 1010||Survey of Biomedical Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 1030||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 1100||General Chemistry II||5|
|GEOL 1010||Gen Geology I-Physical Geology||4|
|GEOL 1020||The Earth Through Time||4|
|OCEN 1010||Introduction to Oceanography 1||3|
|OCEN 1030||Oceanography Laboratory 1||1|
|PHYS 1000||Conceptual Physics/Physical Science||4|
|PHYS 1030||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 1040||General Physics II||4|
Total Program Credits: 60-621
62 total program credits if Science credits equal 10.
If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor who can help you select the courses that best prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, you can also visit ritransfers.org with resources on course and program transfer to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, or visit CCRI's Transfer Articulation page for information on articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout New England.