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Montgomery College    
  Jan 23, 2018
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

General Education Program

Number of Credits Required
Foundation    A.A./A.A.T. A.A.S. A.F.A. A.S.
  • English
  3 3 3 3
  • Mathematics
  3 3 3 3
A.A.S. A.F.A A.S
  • Arts
  3 0 3 3
  • Humanities
  3 0
NOTE: Students need to take one 3 -credit Arts or Humanities Gen Ed course
3 3
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  6* 3 3 6*
  • Natural Sciences
  7** 4** 3 8**
Institutional Requirement (GEIR)    A.A./A.A.T. A.A.S. A.F.A. A.S.

Two GEIR courses required.  Students select one course from two of the following categories:

  • Any COMM general education course
  • Any HLTH general education course ‡
  • Any ARTD or HUMD general education course
  6 0 0 0

General Education Elective (GEEL)***

   A.A./A.A.T. A.A.S. A.F.A. A.S.
  • Choose additional general education courses from any category


  0 4-6 3 3

Total Credits

  31-33 20-22 21 29-31

In all A.A. and A.S curricula, students are required to select at least one course with a global and cultural perspectives designation.

* Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

** At least one lab science course must be taken to fulfill the natural sciences requirement.

*** Major programs may recommend or require specific General Education electives for their respective degree requirements. In the A.S. degrees, students must have 8 credits of natural sciences through a combination of NSLD, NSND, and GEEL, with at least 1 course as a lab science.

‡ Find HLTH in BSSD and GEIR sections.

‡‡ MATH 130 is required for the associate of arts in teaching (A.A.T.). Many transfer institutions will not accept MATH 130 as a general education math course if an A.A.T. is not completed.

[M] Courses designated with an M after the name fulfill the General Education global and cultural perspectives requirement.


Foundation & Distribution Courses

Arts Distribution (ARTD/GEIR)

Humanities Distribution (HUMD/GEIR)

Behavorial & Social Sciences Distribution (BSSD)

Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab (NSLD)