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General Studies


General Studies, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Radiologic Technology courses are taught with an emphasis on healthcare and are designed to give students a broader understanding of the world. The courses teach students to communicate effectively, think critically and understand fundamental concepts of the natural and life sciences.

Program Highlights


General Studies includes liberal arts and science courses which count toward program curriculum requirements, may qualify for transfer to other colleges, or may be taken individually for personal enrichment. Both the Pre-Nursing and Pre-Radiologic Technology programs allow students who meet certain requirements to earn conditional acceptance into those respective programs.

There are three program options within General Studies:

  • Provides you with a basic understanding of the biological sciences and an opportunity to integrate liberal arts with healthcare education.
  • Extremely competitive admission – if not selected to your program of choice, you can complete college-level courses that will later transfer to a specific program.
  • This program can also help students prepare for transfer into advanced programs at four-year institutions leading to degrees such as pre-medicine or pre-veterinary.
  • Students who are admitted into the Pre-Nursing pathway will receive a conditional acceptance into the Nursing program. The conditions consist of earning a GPA of 3.21 in the below four courses that are completed within two consecutive terms of starting the program at Carolinas College. Students who earn the 3.21 GPA must complete all nursing pre-enrollment requirements and the Chemistry pre-requisite prior to starting the nursing curriculum. 
  • Coursework includes BIO 168 and BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and two General Studies courses. View curriculum sheet for more information.
  • Opportunity to earn conditional acceptance into the Carolinas College Radiologic Technology program. Must complete the following courses at Carolinas College within three consecutive terms of starting the program and earn at least a 3.21 GPA: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II and two General Studies courses. View curriculum sheet for more information.
  • Students who do not earn admission may change to the General Studies track to complete the associate degree.
  • Students also have the the opportunity to complete all other General Studies courses in the Radiologic Technology curriculum, which will alleviate workload once in the program.
  • While Pre-Radiologic Technology students are completing the required coursework, they must also complete shadowing requirements. 

Tuition & Fees


$382 per credit hour

Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Spring 2021 December 1, 2020 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
Summer 2021 April 15, 2021 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Fall 2021 December 1, 2020 March 20, 2021
Term Deadlines Decision Notification
None Upcoming None Upcoming Within 2 weeks of submitting a completed application

Application Requirements


  1. Application –Submit your completed application by the deadline.
  2. High School Transcripts – A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for Pre-Radiologic Technology/Pre-Nursing, and 2.0 is required for General Studies.
  3. College Transcripts (if applicable) - A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for Pre-Radiologic Technology/Pre-Nursing, and 2.0 is required for General Studies.
  4. SAT or ACT Test Scores – A minimum 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT is required. The college utilizes only the critical reading and math portions when calculating the SAT score. SAT/ACT requirements waived with a bachelor's degree.
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Not interested in the degree program? Just looking to take a class or two?

All of the requirements may be waived for those entering as undecided or non-degree seeking. Transcripts may be required for proof of pre-requisite coursework.

 

Curriculum


The General Studies curriculum is unique in many ways, but one distinction is that General Studies courses at Carolinas College are taught with an emphasis on healthcare while remaining consistent with the discipline. For details, view the curriculum sheets below:

Associate Degree Pre-Nursing Pre-Radiologic Technology 


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