General Studies (A.A.) Manchester
The associate of arts in general studies offers students academic flexibility in a program that combines the foundations of a liberal arts education and elective courses that satisfy personal interests. The A.A. in general studies is the first two years of a baccalaureate program, and all 400-level courses transfer to and fulfill the University's Discovery requirements. Students who earn an A.A. in general studies have a foundation for continued study in any major while they develop problem-solving skills, cognitive skills, and learning techniques that are vital to a lifetime of learning. Many students begin their college study in the A.A. general studies program. Depending on personal interests and academic goals, students may choose to apply to a baccalaureate degree program prior to completion of the A.A. degree.
For more information, contact the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.
Major, Option, and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
To graduate with an associate of arts degree in general studies, students must complete 64 credits, earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and fulfill two types of requirements: University Discovery Program and degree requirements. The program includes nine courses from the Discovery Program core curriculum. Working with their advisors, students enhance their program of study with elective courses where they can explore their interests and possible baccalaureate degree majors. The last 16 credit hours must be UNH courses completed following admission and matriculation, unless permission is granted to transfer coursework from another institution.
|Two writing-intensive courses, one of which must be:||8|
|One course in quantitative reasoning (must be completed within the first 32 credits)||4|
|One Inquiry or Inquiry attribute course (must be completed within the first 25 credits)||4|
|Two courses from two of the following categories (one must be a lab course):||8|
Environment, Technology, and Society
|One course in Historical Perspectives||4|
|One course in World Cultures or Fine and Performing Arts||4|
|One course in Social Science||4|
|One course in Humanities||4|
|Completion of the Interdisciplinary Core Requirement (may also fill the Humanities category requirement)||4|
or HUMA 412
This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH Manchester undergraduate students will develop individual academic plans with their professional advisor during the first year at UNH.
Sample Course Sequence
or UMST 402
|First Year Seminar
or Transfer Seminar
|ENGL 401||First-Year Writing||4|
|Quantitative Reasoning Course||4|
or HUMA 412
or Humanities II