Sep 18, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Studies - A.A.


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The University Studies degree program is the most flexible degree program offered for students at VSCC. Students who do not know what to major in, are looking to advance their career, or who want a major we do not offer should pursue this option. Students can work with an advisor to customize their studies to fit their interests while completing the General Education core. The Associate of Art in University Studies is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree. Below are a few examples of possible careers for those with a degree in University Studies and the associated salary information.

Transfer Options:
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Must include at least one Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Foreign Language [One year sequence in single foreign language] Credits: (6)
  • University Parallel Electives Credits: (10)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Training and Development Specialist $31,200 $99,000
Secondary School Teacher $35,200 $66,600
Loan Counselor $25,000 $56,700

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)                                                 

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)            
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)     
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)                                                  

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3) 
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3) 
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

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