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General Studies Program at Montgomery College

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Our General Studies Program provides an opportunity for you to focus your studies in one of three discipline cores, a combination of those areas, or a chance to start your journey while exploring your options.

There is also a fully online degree option and a z-degree option (no textbook purchases required). 

Students enrolled in General Studies at Montgomery College will need to complete at least 15 credits from courses offered within a chosen core discipline, including a minimum of 3 credits at the 200 level.

Focus Options for General Studies
Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages Core: English | FilmHistory | Philosophy | World Languages
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Core: Data Science  | Pre-STEM Major | Pre-Nursing
Social Sciences, Administration and Health Core: Anthropology| Economics | Homeland Security | Political Science | Psychology | Sociology

Choose Your Area of Concentration

Interested in More than One Discipline?

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree or certificate on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.
Our Integrated Studies Core allows students to pursue a degree combining two of the above discipline cores.

Unsure of your Major? Want to explore some options?

Any of the General Studies cores can be used to refine and decide on your interests as you decide on your longer term academic and career goals.  Use the information here to determine which General Studies area is right for you. 

Have Questions?

Montgomery College is committed to your success. If you have questions about the General Studies program, you may schedule an appointment with the Counseling Office, a program advisor (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) , or request a program advisor.  You may also email us at

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"From the launch pad of Montgomery College I was able to work as a Legislative Assistant to a US Senator, become Chief of Staff for a US Congressman, President of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, start two successful businesses, and now am COO of an international nonprofit that helps save lives."
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Larry H., General Studies