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General Studies

The general studies degree is designed to be a versatile degree and allow students the flexibility to meet several academic goals.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

It is a good choice for:
  • students who have not decided on a major and are exploring multiple careers,
  • have chosen a career that is not offered at Casper College and intend to transfer,
  • or for those students who would like to craft a degree program to meet their unique, individual interests.
  • It is also a great option for students who have already taken many college credits and would like to finish up an associate degree so they can begin working on a bachelor’s degree. 

What can I do with this major?

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

Do you plan transferring to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree? Course credits from Casper College may transfer differently to each college or university. Please discuss your transfer goals with a general studies advisor in the Student Success Center at Casper College to assist you with making the best course selection possible to meet your goals.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listings in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

All of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

About the online learning environment

Casper College uses a learning management system, called MyCCMoodle, for all its online courses. Course syllabus, calendar of activities, resources, assignments and quizzes, discussions, and grades can be accessed through MyCCMoodle. Some of the tools used by instructors also include video streaming, virtual collaboration, and many other hands-on exercises. Learn more about getting started online.


When do classes start?

The online general studies degree program will follow Casper College’s academic year schedule, with classes held during the fall and spring semesters, and an optional summer semester.

How many classes will I take each semester?

The amount of classes that you take each semester is your choice.

To be a full-time student, you need to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (approximately four classes) each semester, but we suggest you take 15 to 17 credits each semester if you wish to graduate in two years, or four semesters.

Many online students have careers, families, and lives elsewhere. Some students may only take two or three classes each semester, while others may take four or five.

Are there due dates for assignments?

Due dates and timelines are determined by the instructor, but the most important thing students need to know is that there are indeed due dates for assignments.

Do I need books?

That depends on the class; some will require a book, but some will not.

What do I need in terms of computers, software, etc.?

You will need access to a computer and a good Internet connection.

What if I need help with MyCCMoodle or have a technology-related question?

Students receive great technical support from our Digital Learning Center.

Steps to starting an online degree program at CC
  1. Apply for admission as a first-time or transfer student (same process for on-campus and online students).
  2. Apply for financial aid, including grants, loans and scholarships.
  3. Make an appointment with an advisor and register for classes. A phone call advising appointment is what most online students do. Meeting your advisor in-person at Casper College is also an option if you live nearby and it works for your schedule.
  4. Go through the online orientation module (1-3 hours).
  5. Begin classes!

Contact Info

Lisa Johnson

Academic Chair; English Instructor

Julia Whyde

Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities

Tabitha Siemens

Fine Arts and Humanities Academic Assistant