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Certificate of General Studies
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This certificate is designed to facilitate transfer from one institution to another under the Michigan Transfer Agreement. At least 30 credit hours of 100-200 level general education from the sending institution will be accepted as a block of at least 30 credit hours by the receiving institution. Students may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a certificate.

This 30-credit program, designed for students intending to pursue an associate degree from Glen Oaks Community College, documents the completion of general education requirements.

Program not eligible for federal financial aid

A certificate in General Studies is awarded to those who complete a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned at Glen Oaks.

 

 

Required Coursework (at least 30 hours)

Communications

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 credits
OR
ENG 122 English Composition II 3 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits

 

Mathematics

MATH 117 Finite Math 4 credits
OR
MATH 151 College Algebra 4 credits
OR
MATH 201 Statistics 3 credits

 

Humanities (2 courses, 2 different disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II 4 credits
ENG 201 Women in Literature 4 credits
ENG 233 Children’s Literature 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies 4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 credits
LNG 162 Spanish II 4 credits
LNG 163 Spanish III 4 credits
LNG 261 Spanish IV 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics 4 credits
PHIL 230 Philosophy 3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religion 4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament 4 credits
REL 233 New Testament 4 credits

 

Natural Sciences (2 courses, 2 different disciplines – 1 course with a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology 4 credits
BIO 110 Biological Form & Function 3 credits
BIO 120 Biology 4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I 4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II 4 credits
BIO 125 Environment & Society 3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology 4 credits
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology 4 credits
BIO 220 General Genetics 3 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology 4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography 4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology 4 credits
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II & Geometry 4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy 4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I 4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics Lab 1 credit
PHYS 253 Physics II 4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab 1 credit

 

Social Sciences (2 courses, 2 different disciplines)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics – MICRO 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics – MACRO 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II 4 credits
HIST 201 US History I 4 credits
HIST 202 US History II 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government 4 credits
PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family 4 credits
Total: 30 credits
*Course has prerequisite(s)

 

Effective: Fall 2017
Current/Revised: 3/01/17
 

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