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The General Studies program at Austin Community College is intended to provide a framework of support and oversight for students seeking a broad-based education, often with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree.
The General Studies program has the largest number of declared majors in the college, with 3200 students in General Studies, Liberal Arts and 3500 students in General Studies, Science, in the Fall Semester of 2014.
The program offers two degree plans. The General Studies in Liberal Arts is designed for those pursuing a major in the liberal arts or education, while the General Studies in Science is designed for students seeking a major in mathematics or science. The purpose of both programs is to provide students with a broad-based education and with college-level skills in reading, writing, communication, mathematics, critical thinking, and learning strategies.