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General Studies

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Oftentimes as life changes, we find we need to start again. What better place than at Redlands Community College to find a new career, to transfer an Associate's degree to a four-year college or university, or what a perfect ending to your two year quest for personal and professional growth. There is always room in our "nest" for you!

General Studies
Associate of Arts Degree

The General Studies degree is one of both initiation and culmination. The degree is intended to prepare students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution baccalaureate degree program. The 64 credit hour degree program provides students with a broad background of general knowledge with areas such as: English, history, government, speech, science, math and liberal arts.

Students focusing on this degree area will develop independent thinking skills and an appreciation of the arts and sciences that will last them a lifetime. For those students seeking only the two year Associate of Arts degree, they will be more prepared to adapt to the demands and changes that occur in society and in the workplace. For those pursuing a baccalaureate degree, their “basis of knowledge” goes with them, that they might attain even greater success with subsequent degrees. For more information on this degree or any Redlands degree or program, please contact our Student Services area.

Student Success Stories

Whitney Vandiver

Whitney VandiverWhitney graduated from Redlands Community College in 2006. She was an English major, Presidential scholar, an Honors graduate and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda society.

Whitney has a B.A. in English from UCO (2008), an M.A. in Linguistics from Purdue (2009), and is working on her PhD at Purdue in Linguistics (expected 2011) with a focus on the semantics of quantifiers for computational applications.

At Purdue, Whitney is a Teaching Assistant through the Linguistics Program for Intro to Linguistics and Semantics; Teaching Assistant for the Purdue Oral English Proficiency Program; Vice-President of the Purdue Linguistics Association.

“Redlands Community College provided me with a welcoming environment to grow as a student and an individual, with many opportunities to take advantage of my time spent in higher education. The professors were always interested in my ideas and encouraged me to pursue my interests, even beyond my associate’s degree – relationships that continue to this day. Because of their support throughout my college career, I’ve developed the confidence and academic strength necessary to continue my pursuit of research all the way to my Ph.D., continuing to learn from my earliest academic experiences.”

Derek Burks

Derek BurksDerek graduated from Redlands in the spring of 1996 Summa Cum Laude. He was a general studies major. Derek was a member of Alpha Beta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and listed on the Presidential honor roll.

After Redlands, Derek received his B.A. in Psychology from UCO in 1999. Then he attended UCO and earned his M.A. in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from OU in 2009.

Derek currently is employed at Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon, in the position of Postdoctoral Psychology Resident.

"Having completed a great amount of schooling over the years, I can honestly say that my experiences at Redlands were my favorite! The classes were small and I felt a personalized level of attention. Moreover, the professors at Redlands really conveyed a sense of interest, commitment, and investment in their students."

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