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 at 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.
LRCC recommends students awaiting admission to the Nursing Program take courses that are requirements for admission or general education courses required for the Nursing Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all requirements for admission and all general education courses. This pathway also includes open electives for flexibility for students to be able to be full-time or meet other requirements for financial aid eligibility.