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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, (AA)

Students can earn an associate of arts degree in general studies, which may also be applied to any four-year program. Students in the general studies (AA) program take the 41-42-credit General Education Curriculum, as well as a minimum of 18-19 hours of elective courses that can be concentrated in a major area or taken in a variety of disciplines as a way of exploration of potential career paths. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned at Tusculum for the Associate degree.

Degree Requirements: 60 credits

General Education  41-42
Electives 18-19
Total Credits 60

Course requirements for the general studies (AA) program are:

General Education Curriculum

University Success Skills

(1 credit)


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  

Arts and Humanities

Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science

Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science

Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies

Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

General Electives - 18 to 19 credits