The General Studies degree is a flexible program of study allowing students to develop a program meeting their individual professional and academic goals. The General Studies degree offers two pathways, Pre-Nursing and Undeclared. Enrolling in one of these pathways allows students to earn credits towards a Nursing degree, once accepted to the program, or explore a variety of disciplines to help them determine their path.
Since the General Studies program allows for exploration of options, it is imperative the student formulate and identify his/her own career and/or transfer goals with the assistance of a General Studies advisor. All college policies, including residence credits, apply to this degree. Students are required to earn a least eight (8) credits in 200-level courses to earn this degree. Students completing the requirements in either track will earn a General Studies degree.
Students choosing the Undeclared Pathway (exploration pathway) have the option to complete courses in any area offered at LRCC. This pathway will allow students to explore different subjects and find their path, whether this path is to transfer to a four-year institution or to enroll in a program at LRCC. Students are required to earn a least eight (8) credits in 200-level courses to earn this degree.