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2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

General Studies (Track 1) (A.A.)

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Track 1 - Tennessee Board of Regents

GENERAL EDUCATION(41 credit hours)

History (6 credit hours)

AREA OF EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS(18-19 credit hours including foreign languages)

  • General Electives 12-13 sem  hrs cr
    If you take a three hour math course, you must take 13 hours of general electives.  If you take a four hour math course, you will need 12 hours of general electives.

Semester Hours Credit: 60 or (see notes below)

All general studies majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 First-Year Experience , and the degree program will require 63 credit hours.


MATH 1710   and MATH 1720   are required courses for students lacking the background to start with MATH 1910  . This requirement will be verified by the mathematics faculty and the individual advisor.

***Students who are planning to pursue licensure in secondary education at MTSU or TTU should take EDUC 2210  and either EDU 1110 or EDU 1120 as prerequisites for admission to teacher education programs. 

Fall or Spring Start - Recommended Full-Time Schedule

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

GPS (Graduation Planning System), 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 GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester One (16 credit hours)

Semester Two (16 credit hours)

  • 3 sem hrs cr
  • General Elective - 3 sem hrs cr
  • History Sequence - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Natural Science - 4 sem hrs cr

Semester Three (15 credit hours)

  • General Elective - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Foreign Languange Sequence - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (must be Literature) - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Mathematics - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 sem hrs cr

Semester Four (13 credit hours)

  • Foreign Language Sequence - 3 sem hrs cr
  • General Electives - 7 sem hrs cr
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 sem hrs cr

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