General Studies

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The General Studies associate in arts degree is a great way to reach your academic and personal goals, whether you’re uncertain about where you want to start, or if you are looking to transfer to a four-year institution.

Complete your A.A. degree on campus, or choose a 100% online option.

The 100 percent online General Studies degree is great for busy individuals interested in exploring a variety of areas of study, transferring to a four-year college or university, or who want the flexibility to create a customized degree program. Online students enjoy our full support, with access to online tutoring, research help, advising, and financial aid.


  • Have yet to declare a major and are interested in exploring different programs
  • Are completing program prerequisites
  • Want to transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Have interest in the flexibility to create a customized degree program for which no other major exists

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. Twenty-seven additional credit hours selected from an advising pathway allows for the acquisition of further knowledge to enhance workplace skills, and/or to provide a broad spectrum of educational experiences to further develop academic, occupational, or personal aspirations.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university should identify the institution and program where they plan to complete their baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their academic advisor and the director of placement and transfer services at CMCC to devise a plan of study that will ensure optimal transfer of credits.

Transfer Agreements for General Studies

Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Maine College of Health Professions

CMCC Degree Program: General Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

University of New England

CMCC Degree Program: General Studies, Liberal Studies

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Earn your General Studies degree 100% online!