General Studies Degree


General Studies Coordinator

Ms. Raymonda Dennis
City Park Building 1, Room 118E25
(504) 671-6394


The General Studies Program is a flexible and academically structured program designed for those students whose academic objectives cannot be met by other programs offered by the College. While this degree is the basis for most articulation agreements with senior institutions, the student who plans to transfer to a four-year college is encouraged to seek appropriate advising to ensure course transferability.

The General Studies program provides opportunities for students to follow a pre-baccalaureate course of study in several academic areas. With an advisor, an educational plan is developed for the selected course of study. Students must declare a major in General Studies prior to enrolling in the last fifteen (15) semester hours of course work.

The following requirements are needed to earn the Associate of General Studies degree:        

  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of coursework used to meet degree requirements must be taken at Delgado, with nine (9) of those semester hours in major area of concentration.
  • Courses in major area of concentration must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • At least twelve (12) semester hours must be taken in courses numbered 200 or above, with six (6) of those hours in the major area of concentration.
  • Computer & Internet Literacy (CMIN 201): students who are able to demonstrate a competency in the basic use of computers (based on examination) may substitute three (3) hours of free electives for this course.

    However, students must seek the assistance of their advisor for more information regarding this process.


Eighteen (18) semester hours in one subject area are required for a major area of concentration, with six (6) semester hours at the 200 level. The concentration must be in a subject area where an associate's degree is not offered. General Studies students must seek the assistance of their advisor for this selection.


CMIN 201 Computer & Internet Literacy 3

Eighteen (18) semester hours are required related to this concentration. Students must choose six (6) hours in each of three (3) distinct course areas (with the same prefix), other than courses in their major area of concentration. General Studies students must seek the assistance of their advisor with this selection.


ENGL 101 English Comp. I 3 Fine Arts Requirement 3

ENGL 102 English Comp. II OR Humanities Requirement 3

ENGL 112 Writing for Bus./Ind. 3 Natural Science Requirement 6

MATH 118 Alg. for Coll. Stud. 3 Social Science Requirement*** 6

MATH 120 Math Survey 3


* Required grade of "C" or higher.

** For transferability to most four-year institutions, students should take ENGL 102 and substitute MATH 130 and a higher level MATH course for MATH 118 and 120.

*** Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

NOTES: Click HERE for Graduation Requirements.

Click HERE for approved Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science courses.

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found at
Delgado Community College's web site at