General Studies

Degree Awarded:
Associate of Science in General Studies

Length of Program:
4-10 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
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Degree Overview

Our Associate of Science in General Studies program consists of General Education and Healthcare Core courses that provide students with a strong foundation in the sciences and health care studies. The curriculum also provides the opportunity to choose electives from a variety of health science disciplines so that your degree plan can be tailored to meet your educational and professional goals.

Following completion of your Associate’s degree, students are encouraged to apply to one of the eight other health care programs at Clarkson College. All applicable credit will be transferred to allow you to complete your degree in a timely manner and begin your professional career.

How we prepare
the best

  • Take courses that allow you to explore the multiple health care program options Clarkson College offers.
  • Choose elective courses that will need your needs and prepare you for your chosen career path.
  • Transfer credit from your Associate’s degree to one of our other program options.
  • Complete courses online and on campus with flexible part- or full-time options.
  • Enroll during the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Required Courses for Associate of Science in General Studies

Required Courses (60 semester hours):

Healthcare Core Courses (9 semester hours)
Course Course name Semester hours
IC* Intercultural Communication 3
HU Humanities 3
EA Ethics, Empathy and Advocacy 3
Total 9
Support Courses (47 semesters hours)
Course Course name Semester hours
GEN 101 Strategies for Success (NES/Conditional Admits only) 1
GEN 251 Wellness for Healthcare Professionals
(if GEN 101 take 2 hours)
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
BI 211 Human Anatomy 4
BI 213 Human Physiology 4
18 hours of mixed courses (PY, CHL, HCB or Gen Ed) 18
Total 47
Major Courses (4 semester hours)
Course Course name Semester hours
HC 250* Healthcare Exploration 4
Total 4

*Designated Service Course

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$7,962 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,981 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$651 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $124/ student
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class