BS in General Studies

Drexel Degree: B.S. in General Studies (180 credits required)

Community College Degree: A.A. in Liberal Studies

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Montgomery County Community College

60 credits at MCCC transfer over as 90 credits at Drexel

Please contact the Goodwin College of Professional Studies for the most current Plan of Study.

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College At Community College 
COM 230 (MCCC=Oral Communication Skills [3])*3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (MCCC=ENG 102 [3])
ENGL 101 or 111 (MCCC=ENG 101 [3])3.0 HIST 161 (MCCC=HIS 101 or HIS 102 [3])*4.0 
MATH 100 (MCCC= Quantitative Skills [3])*3.0 Free elective (MCCC=Exercise and Health Sciences [2])3.0 
PRST 211 (MCCC=Computer Fluency [3])*3.0 Science electives (MCCC=Physical and Life Sciences [4])6.0 
Social Science elective (MCCC=Behavioral and Social Sciences [3])4.5 Social Science elective (MCCC=Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts [3])4.5 
 16.5  23.5 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College At Community College 
Free elective (MCCC=Civic Responsibility [3])4.5 Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 
Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 
Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 
Social Science elective (MCCC=Ethical Reasoning and Behavior [3])4.5 Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 
Social Science elective (MCCC=Global Perspectives and Diversity [3])4.5 Free elective (MCCC=Elective [3])4.5 
  Excess transfer credits*5.0 
 22.5  27.5 
Third Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
GSTD 2003.0Free elective4.0  
MATH 1713.0Free elective (300-499 level)3.0  
Free elective4.0Liberal Study3.0  
Liberal Study (300-499 level)3.0Specialization course3.0  
Specialization course3.0   
 17 16 0 0
Fourth Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
Free elective (writing intensive)3.0Free elective4.0  
Specialization (300-499 level)3.0Liberal Study (300-499 level)3.0  
Specialization courses6.0Specialization (300-499 level)3.0  
 Specialization course3.0  
 15 16 0 0
Fifth Year
At DrexelAt Drexel  
GSTD 4913.0Free elective (writing intensive)3.0  
Free elective (300-499 level)3.0Liberal Study (300-499 level)3.0  
Specialization (300-499 level)3.0Specialization courses6.0  
Specialization courses6.0   
 15 12  
Total Credits 181

Excess transfer credits (5.0 credits)

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Transfer Credits

To receive transfer credits, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and students must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The transfer courses listed should be used as a general guide and might not be acceptable for every major at the University. Drexel University makes every effort to keep this guide current, but cannot guarantee that every course will be acceptable for transfer. The number of credits a student can transfer will be determined by the academic department once the student has been accepted into the program. 

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