The General Studies degree
offers non-traditional students
an opportunity to meet their
educational goals along with
their busy lifestyles. The
program is designed with
flexibility in mind and may
include day, evening and/or
Over the course of the last four
years GOCC graduates have
transferred to 64 different
colleges and universities.
The Associate of General Studies degree allows students to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program tailored to their personal, academic or professional goals. This degree may enhance current employment and/or fulfill the requirements to transfer to a specific college or university program. Intended as a flexible degree for students who are not pursing a specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals. Many General Studies graduates continue their studies at a college or university in such diverse fields as literature, fine and performing arts, education, religion, human services, philosophy, political and social sciences and sports.
Transfer agreements between Glen Oaks and other colleges and universities make it possible for students to start their education programs at Glen Oaks and be assured they can earn specialized or advanced degrees at transfer institutions, without loss of time or credit. Students planning to obtain four-year degrees have the advantage of a community college “start.”
The advisors in Student Services will coordinate your transfer plans with the latest information from your target transfer institution. Glen Oaks advisors have access to joint-transfer agreements with various colleges and institutions. The advisors work closely with colleges, receive program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at the institutions. It is also wise to discuss these plans with your transfer school.
Current High School Students
To prepare for your first semester of college courses, the college recommends that you complete college preparatory classes provided at many schools. Check with your high school counselor for high school graduation requirements and possible articulation agreements. Courses might include English, mathematics, general science or lab science, basic keyboarding, introduction to computers, history, physical education, foreign language, psychology, sociology and/or geography.