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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

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

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Track 1 - Tennessee Board of Regents

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)

At least one course (three credit hours) must be in Literature.

History (6 credit hours)

Natural Science (8 credit hours)

BIOL 1010 - Introduction to Biology  cannot be paired with BIOL 1110  or BIOL 1120  to meet the General Education science requirement. 

Additionally, CHEM 1010 - Introduction to Chemistry  cannot be paired with CHEM 1110   or CHEM 1120   to meet the General Education science requirement. 

(Unless otherwise noted, a sequence is not required.)  

Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)


  • General Electives 18–19 sem hrs cr


Note: ​If you take a three-hour math course, you must take 19 hours of general electives.  If you take a four-hour math course, you must take 18 hours of general electives.

Semester Hours Credit: 60*

*All general studies majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience 

Additional Notes:

  • MATH 1710  and MATH 1720  are required courses for students lacking the background to start with MATH 1910 . Completion of 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 (both of which are offered via TN eCampus) as prerequisites for admission to teacher education programs. 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall or Spring Start)

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)

Semester Three (15 credit hours)

  • General Electives 6 sem hrs cr
  • Literature 3 sem hrs cr
  • Mathematics 3 sem hrs cr
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 sem hrs cr

Semester Four (13 credit hours)

  • General Electives 10 sem hrs cr
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 sem hrs cr

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