General Studies


Associate Degree in General Studies

Full A.S. degrees in General Studies now available in Middletown, Meriden, and online!!
You’re adventurous and curious. You like to learn a little about everything, explore all options and grow through your experiences. If you could only design your own degree – tailored to your own interests. Now you can.

Get a start on your dream career today in the General Studies degree program at Middlesex Community College. This degree gives you an advantage over others just starting out in the workforce, plus it’s a great foundation to help guide your future decisions on education and employment.


Academic Requirements

This personalized two-year curriculum serves as a way to help the student form clear academic plans. Courses place emphasis on exploration, thoughtful reflection, and the formation of goals that may lead to further education. An academic advisor will help you design this 60-credit degree that has a basis for a variety of programs of further study or career paths. The General Studies degree program has a minimum number of core classes, with great freedom to experiment with many electives.
The General Studies degree program is intended for students who would like the opportunity and flexibility to explore their interests and direction for future education and employment. Students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting program should consider the Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Science program at MxCC, which is carefully designed to satisfy transfer requirements while offering students flexibility and variety in course work.

Degree Requirements

Jobs You Can Get With A  General Studies Degree:

An Associate Degree in General Studies from Middlesex Community College will give you an advantage when applying for jobs over applicants with only a high school diploma. However, this degree is often most useful as a base to decide how you’d like to continue your studies. Transfer to another associate degree program or a 4-year college to continue your education in your chosen major is recommended.

How Long Will You Have To School?

The General Studies degree from MxCC is a 2-year degree.

A student who plans to transfer credits from the General Studies degree to a 4-year college should refer to the college of interest, in order to find out which credits will transfer.  All credits aren’t guaranteed to transfer. Students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program should consider our Associate Degree in Liberal Arts program, which is specifically designed for transferring students.

Salary Information:

Salaries vary according to the field you choose. For detailed salary information, visit:

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents

General Studies Graduation Checklist

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 860.343.5719.

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