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Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies

This program is designed for students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but are unsure about their career and transfer plans. As such, the program aims to develop students’ college-level communication and critical-thinking skills, present a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences to heighten global awareness, provide opportunities for the student to develop creative capacities, and to allow for the exploration of education and career options.

Degree Requirements

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While the curriculum for this program is designed primarily for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, students develop vital transferrable skills that support them in the workplace as well. A quality liberal arts education provides students with one of the many lenses through which they view the world and prepares them to pursue a wide array of careers. We encourage students to intentionally engage in applied learning opportunities (such as volunteering, services learning, internships, jobs, research, etc.) as well to gain valuable hands-on experience. Learn about some of the many jobs students explore: 

Program Chair

Christine Shanks

Christine Shanks

Associate Professor, Graphic Design

I am an image maker, designer, and educator. I feel at home on the computer and working by hand in the studio. 

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Transfer Options

Recent transfer institutions include:

  • University at Albany
  • Buffalo State College
  • Alfred University
  • Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, School of Radiologic Technology
  • Binghamton University
  • Canisius College
  • SUNY College at Canton
  • Cazenovia College
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Ithaca College
  • Mansfield University
  • SUNY College at Cobleskill
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • Portland State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Utah
  • Wells College
  • Western Kentucky University


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