The Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies is the perfect choice for students hoping to explore different career options. The combination of general education courses in Math, Communications, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Science with additional credit hours selected from an advising pathway provides a unique way to create a personalized program of study and prepare to continue your path toward a Bachelor’s Degree at a 4-year college.

What General Studies graduates do:

  • Transfer to 4-year colleges and universities
  • Enter the workforce in both the public and private sectors
“As a General Studies student, I was able to create a program that worked for me and take classes that would transfer to a 4-year program.”
—KVCC General Studies Student

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Career Opportunities

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Education
  • Small and large businesses
  • Local, state, and federal offices
  • Social service agencies
  • Hospitality
  • Communications
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Sales

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
English/Communication 6 credits
Math/Science 6-7 credits
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences 6 credits
General Education Elective 3 credits
Total 21-22 credits

General Education Electives
(select four courses from at least two of the following areas)
Math/Science 3-4 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Social Sciences 3 credits
Total 12 credits

Advising Pathway
Twenty-seven (27) additional credits selected with your advisor create this pathway to developing further knowledge.
Total 27 credits


For further questions about this program, please email gs@kvcc.me.edu .