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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Uniform Certificate of General Studies, Certificate


The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (Plan Code 695) is intended to provide students the opportunity to take courses to meet a subset of lower level general education requirements at a four-year college or university. The Certificate is not intended to represent a comprehensive general education core or to insure the same ease of transferability as the transfer degrees.

Students enrolled in the Certificate program may apply all credits earned to the college’s AA&S degree in General Studies.

Under current guidelines, Federal financial aid cannot be used to enroll in the Uniform Certificate of General Studies program. Students intending to use financial aid should enroll in one of the college’s AA&S transfer degree programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Explore, interpret, and represent the human experience and cultural awareness through the arts and social sciences.
  • Read, write and analyze effectively across a number of disciplines.
  • Integrate and apply the fundamental principles of scientific inquiry, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Passport and UCGS Transfer Courses

Courses can be used to meet a requirement in the Virginia Passport milestone are denoted with *. Courses that can be used to meet a requirement in the Uniform Certificate of General Studies are denoted with †.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 7

4th Session

Total credits: 6-8

5th Session

Total Credits: 6-7

Total Credits For Program: 31-34