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General Studies Program at Montgomery College

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Earning a degree in General Studies at Montgomery College will help prepare you for the next level, whether that's joining the workforce or transferring to a four-year university.

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.

Choose Your Area of Concentration

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Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages
The Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages Core allows students to begin their studies in the following areas: English, Film, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies and World Languages.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
This core allows students to begin studies in various STEM disciplines
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Social Sciences, Administration and Health
The Social Sciences, Administration and Health Core allows students to begin their studies in the following areas: Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

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.

Undecided Which Discipline Core is Right For You?

Begin your studies by focusing on General Education courses. As a General Studies Undecided (GENU) student, you may earn up to 24 credits before deciding on a core discipline area.

All GENU students must select a core before completing 30 credits in order to meet degree requirements and graduate.

Students opting to enter as GENU are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their options when determining what is best for their academic and career goals.

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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What People are Saying
MC has given me the tools of critical thinking to succeed in my career of medicine. For that I am forever grateful.
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Getachew Mengistu, MD, Howard University College of Medicine 2015
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