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Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Lincoln College: Normal Campus Academics: General Studies

General Studies

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of General Studies degree program is designed specifically for (1) students with technical training or non-academic professional training who wish to broaden their specialized background to include a liberal arts education; or (2) students who wish to develop an interdisciplinary program tailored to their individual needs and interests in order to fulfill personal educational goals, facilitate career change, promote career advancement, prepare for graduate studies, and/or satisfy their love of learning.

Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is designed so that students may complete the lower-division portion (freshman and sophomore) of a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.). This degree includes transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, computer science, and physical education/health. The A.A. degree is suited for students seeking a B.A. degree in such areas as liberal arts and sciences, English, history, psychology, and many other fields. Because admission to colleges and universities, as well as to specific majors, is often competitive, students planning to transfer should understand that completing the recommended courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) is designed so that students may complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The A.S. degree includes the transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, and computer science. The A.S. degree is designed for students seeking a B.S. degree in a variety of fields including science, mathematics, business, and other fields. Because admission to colleges and universities, as well as to specific majors, is often competitive, students planning to transfer should understand that completing the recommended courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of General Studies in General Studies, the graduate will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively using critical reasoning skills.
  • Apply a pluralistic approach to diverse perspectives.
  • Produce solutions to problems through critical analysis.
  • Critically self-evaluate through reflection in a manner which produces positive change.
  • Synthesize ideas/perspectives in a manner which demonstrates the interrelatedness of knowledge.