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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - General Studies


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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: General Studies

For more information, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

This pathway is the most flexible pathway offered for students at VSCC. Students who do not know what to major in, who are looking to advance their career, or who want a major we do not offer should pursue this option. Students should work with an advisor to customize their studies to fit their interests while completing the General Education core. This pathway is for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree. 

All Technical Certificates are embedded within the Associate of Arts, General Studies area of emphasis.  Courses in the certificates may be used to award this area of emphasis.

Transfer Options
This emphasis is not currently a part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway, and, therefore, it may not be fully transferable. Since general education and major requirements vary from one transfer institution to another, it is essential that transfer students decide on a transfer institution as soon as possible and refer to the general education and major requirements in that institution’s catalog when planning a program of study. Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Electives Credits: (19) *

An elective can be any college-level course; however, they should be carefully selected in consultation with an advisor. Students should choose courses appropriate for transfer to the senior institution they have selected. Please note the section under Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the General Education section of the Catalog for course pairs not allowed to apply toward graduation. Any course designated with an asterisk (*) in the catalog is a career/technical course and is not intended for transfer.

Suggested Courses & Tracks


Students may wish to pursue a suggested elective “track” of related courses depending on transfer plans.  See advisor for more information.

Suggested Courses for Electives
ART 253   ART 1035    ART 2000    ART 2020   
ASTR 1030   BIOL 1030    BIOL 1050    BIOL 1060   
CHEM 1030   COMM 1010    COMM 2045    COMM 2085   
COMM 2090   COMM 2095    COMM 280T    ECON 2100   
ECON 2200   ENGL - Any Literature Course ENGL 2860      FREN 1010      
FREN 1020      GEOG 1012      GEOG 2010     GEOL 1030   
GEOL 1060   HED 120    HIST 2010    HIST 2020   
HIST 2030   HIST 2060    HIST 2310    HIST 2320   
HUM 275   HUM 280T    INFS 1010    ISCI 1030    
MATH 1530   MUS 1030    PHIL 110    PHIL 1030   
PHIL 1040   PHYS 1030    POLS 1010    POLS 1030   
PSYC 1030   PSCI 1030    SOCI 1010    SPAN 1010   
SPAN 1020   THEA 1030       

 

Humanities Elective Track
ART 253    ART 1035    ART 2000    COMM 280T   
ENGL - Any Literature Course ENGL 2860    HUM 275    HUM 280T   
PHIL 110    PHIL 1030    PHIL 1040    SPAN 1010   
SPAN 1020    THEA 1030       

 

Career Readiness Elective Track
COMM 1010    COMM 2025   or COMM 2045    COMM 2085    COMM 2090   
COMM 2095    ECON 2100    ECON 2200    HUM 275   
INFS 1010     PHIL 110       

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • History  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Electives Credits: (3) *
  • Electives Credits: (3) *

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • History  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Electives Credits: (7) *

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