General Studies courses are designed to give students a broader understanding of the world. At Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS), both degree and diploma students take a core of general studies classes.
Students take general studies courses to:
- Earn credit toward their healthcare program at Carolinas College of Health Sciences
- Earn credit which will transfer to another college or university
- Meet personal educational objectives
- More than half of the students enrolled in the Pre-Nursing program earn guaranteed admission into the Nursing program
- 97 percent of Nursing students feel that the General Studies courses completed at Carolinas College provided a foundation for later coursework
- Student who earn guaranteed admission into the nursing program have comparable graduation rates and licensure pass rates as those students who enter nursing directly
The CCHS General Studies curriculum is unique in many ways, but one distinction is that General Studies courses emphasize particular goals, objectives and outcomes. Specific courses articulate their own objectives, but all CCHS General Studies courses emphasize the ability to:
- Communicate effectively, either in written or oral format.
- Understand the fundamental concepts, methods and applications of the natural and life sciences and their impact on human experience.
- Examine and understand human behavior in different theoretical, societal, cultural and/or institutional contexts.
- Think critically, apply abstract concepts, and draw conclusions from course concepts.
The three curriculum tracks offered are Pre-Nursing, Pre-Radiologic Technology, and General Studies.
The pre-nursing track is a 12-13 semester credit hour block of classes. Students enrolled in the pre-nursing program have the opportunity to earn guaranteed admission into the Carolinas College School of Nursing.
The pre-radiologic technology track is a 21-semester credit hour block of classes that if completed successfully, meets all of the general studies coursework for the associate of applied science in radiologic technology.
General Studies Track
The associate of science in general studies will be awarded upon successful completion of 60 credits of prescribed coursework.
For more information on the General Studies program, visit the Carolinas College information portal.