General Degree Program

Sandhills Community College offers a general associate degree program, the Associate in General Education. This program is designed for students who wish to earn two-year associate’s degree and choose courses related to their personal or occupational interests.

Associate in General Education

The Associate in General Education degree is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development.

Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities. Students who decide to continue their studies at a senior institution may receive transfer credit for many of the courses taken at Sandhills. Acceptance of courses for transfer credit will be evaluated on a course-by course basis by the receiving institution.

Associate in General Education (A10300) Degree Requirements

English Composition (6 SHC)
Select ENG 111 and one additional of the following: ENG 112, ENG 114

Humanities/Fine Arts(3 SHC)
Select one course from the approved general education courses in the following areas:

  • Art (ART 111, 114, 115, 121, 131, 132, 171, 240, 241, 283)
  • Drama (DRA 111, 126)
  • Foreign Languages (FRE 211, 212; SPA 211, 212)
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUM 110, 115, 120, 122, 130, 150, 160, 161, 170, 211, 212, 220, 230)
  • Literature (ENG 125, 131, 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262, 273)
  • Music (MUS 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 210)
  • Philosophy (PHI 215, 240)
  • Religion (REL 110, 211, 212, 221)

Social/Behavioral Sciences(3 SHC)
Select one course from the approved general education courses in the following areas:

  • Anthropology (ANT 210, 220, 221, 240)
  • Economics (ECO 151, 251, 252)
  • Geography (GEO 111)
  • History (HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132, 151, 221, 236)
  • Political Science (POL 110, 120, 210, 220)
  • Psychology (PSY 118, 141, 150, 237, 239, 241, 249, 255, 259, 263, 265, 271, 275, 281)
  • Sociology (SOC 210, 213, 220, 225, 230, 234, 240, 242)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
Select one course from the approved general education core in the following areas. In addition, you must also place out of or successfully complete DMA 010-030 to demonstrate competence in fundamental mathematical skills.

  • Astronomy (AST 111, 111A)
  • Biology (BIO 110, 111, 112, 120, 130, 140 and 140A, 163, 165, 166, 175, 271, 275)
  • Chemistry (CHM 130 and 130A, 151, 152)
  • Computer Science (CIS 110, 115)
  • Mathematics (MAT 121, 143, 152, 171)
  • Physics (PHY 110 and 110A, 131, 151, 152)
  • Science (SCI 110)

OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (49-50 SHC)
Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses.

  • ACA 115 or 122 (1 SHC) is required at sandhills Comunity College for college orientation.
  • A maximum of 7 SHC in health (HEA 112), physical education (and PED course), and college orientation, and/or study skills (ACA 115 and 122) may be included as other required hours.
  • Any 100-level or high curriculum course taught by the college.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 64-65