An Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is the perfect fit for students who are uncertain of which career path to pursue or who would like to benefit from two years of a broad, general college education. Students will develop the ability to think critically and analytically, to write effectively, to work well with others, and to solve problems creatively. The Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies has been designed to allow students to explore several subject areas and then easily transfer to a four-year college or university upon completion.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters
Associate of Science Degrees Four Semsesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Associate of Arts Courses

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition 13ENGL 1302 Composition II3
    EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks1Social & Behavioral Science*3
    HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
    Creative Arts*3Elective3
    Elective3Elective3
                                             TOTAL13                                          TOTAL15

    Sophomore Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition 13ENGL 1302 Composition II3
    EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks4Social & Behavioral Science*3
    HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
    Creative Arts*3Elective3
    Elective3Elective3
                                             TOTAL16                                          TOTAL16
                   TOTAL DEGREE HOURS60

    *See core curriculum course options.  


    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.

  • Associate of Science Courses

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I3ENGL 1302 Composition II3
    HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
    MATH Elective**3MATH Elective**3
    Life & Physical Science***4Life & Physical Science***4
    Creative Arts*3
                                          TOTAL16                                       TOTAL13

    Sophomore Year 

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government3GOVT 2306 Texas Government3
    Life & Physical Science*4SPCH 1315 Public Speaking3
    Social & Behavioral Science*3Electives****9
    Language, Philosophy & Culture***3
                                            TOTAL16                                       TOTAL15

                   TOTAL DEGREE HOURS60

    *See core curriculum course options.  
    **Math Electives include MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415 
    ***Life & Physical Science Electives include BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2421, CHEM 1411,   1412, 2423, 2425, GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 2425, 2426                                                      
    ****Electives should be chosen to fulfill transfer requirements for a particular STEM major. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution’s program requirements before choosing courses. 


    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.


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Meet the Faculty

Jerry Clemons

Division Chair of Math & Sciences 
Professor of Mathematics

Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4424
jerry.clemons@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Angie Cook

Division Chair of Liberal Arts
Professor of English
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4426
angie.cook@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae