Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies AA: Integrated Studies Area of Concentration (INTG Core): 611D

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

: 611D

Studies in the Integrated Studies (INTG) core allows students to explore a unique interdisciplinary combination of courses and disciplines. Students select two cores and complete a minimum of 18 credits (nine credits from each of the selected cores). For additional information, please visit the General Studies website.

In this program, students will develop an intentional academic plan that reflects personal, academic, and career goals from two of the following three cores, selecting from the discipline areas or individual courses listed for each of the two cores:

Studies in Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages (HACL)

  • Art (ARTT)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • English (ENGL) ‡‡ ‡
  • Film (FILM)
  • History (HIST)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Music (MUSC)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Speech (COMM)
  • Theater (THET)

Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

  • Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Computer Science (CMSC)
  • Data Science (DATA)
  • Electrical Engineering (ENEE)
  • Engineering Science (ENES)
  • Geology (GEOL)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Meteorology (AOSC)
  • Networking (NWIT)
  • Nutrition (NUTR)
  • Physical Science (PSCI)
  • Physics (PHYS)

Studies in Social Science, Administration and Health (SSAH)


  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Criminal Justice (CCJS) ‡‡‡
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Applied Geography (GEOG)
  • Health (HLTH)
  • Homeland Security (HMLS)
  • History (HIST)
  • Hospitality Management (HMGT)
  • Physical Education (PHED) ‡‡‡‡
  • Political Science (POLI)
  • Psychology (PSYC)
  • Sociology (SOCY)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WMST and GNDS)

Students may elect to take any of the following individual courses from their selected cores as part of their INTG core requirements to enhance their selected academic focus:

  • Graphic Design (GDES 116, GDES 134)
  • Interior Design (IDES 101, IDES 211, IDES 212)
  • Integrated Studies (ISTD 173)
  • Photography (PHOT 161)
  • Television and Radio (TVRA134)
  • Architecture Technology (ARCH 101)
  • Biotechnology (BIOT 110)
  • Computer Application (CMAP 120)
  • Landscape Technology (LNTP 100)
  • Accounting (ACCT 221, ACCT 222)
  • Business (BSAD 101, BSAD 210)
  • Education (EDUC 101, EDUC 102, EDUC 119)
  • Emergency Management (EMGT 101, EMGT 206)
  • Health Information Management (HINM 115, HINM 116)
  • Integrated Studies (ISTD 173)
  • Management (MGMT 101, MGMT 211, MGMT 201)

General Degree Requirements

In order to complete this degree, students must 

  1. complete of a minimum of 60 credit hours including:

    • 31 credit hours of General Education program requirements ***

    • 9 credit hours in each of the two selected cores (one core must have at least 3 credit hours at the 200 level)

    • up to 8 elective credit hours as needed to complete 60 credit hours

  2. complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 200 level

  3. have a 2.0 GPA or higher. 

Suggested Course Sequence

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

  • 3 semester hours *
  • Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF) ‡
  • Natural Sciences Distribution without Lab 3 semester hours (NSND) ***
  • General Education Institutional Requirement 3 semester hours (GEIR)
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡ ‡

Second Semester

  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Arts Distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Humanities Distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD) 

Third Semester

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • General Education Institutional Requirement 3 semester hours (GEIR)
  • Core 1, Course 1 3 semester hours
  • Core 1, Course 2 3 semester hours
  • Core 2, Course 1 3 semester hours

Fourth Semester

  • Core 2, Course 2 3 semester hours
  • Core 2, Course 3 3 semester hours
  • Core 1, Course 3 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡‡ 
  • Elective 2 semester hours ‡‡ 

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or select an elective.

** Behavioral and social sciences distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

*** Students must complete one global and cultural perspectives designated course as part of the General Education program.

‡  Students should attempt ENGL and MATH foundation requirements within completion of the first 24 credits of college-level work or at the completion of any prerequisite or required non-credit coursework.

‡‡ Any credit hours beyond the minimum General Education credit hours (31) or core courses are counted toward elective credit hours.

‡‡‡ Except CCJS 255 .

‡‡‡‡ Students are limited to two PHED 100-level courses.

† Two General Education institutional requirement (GEIR) courses are required from the following General Education courses: COMM, HLTH, or one ARTD or HUMD. Students may only take one course from ARTD or HUMD to fulfill General Education institutional requirements. 

NOTE: Exact semester credit counts may vary based on specific course selections.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Articulate a plan for their educational and career development that relates their coursework to their goals.
  • Identify available resources related to their ongoing educational and professional development.
  • Apply critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and/or scientific reasoning skills by articulating, analyzing, and evaluating problems and scenarios across discipline areas. 
  • Find, evaluate, use, and synthesize information needed to address increasingly complex problems and scenarios.
  • Use technology effectively to accomplish a variety of general and discipline specific activities.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally appropriately across disciplines.
  • Articulate an academic identity that reflects an integrated, interdisciplinary view of their formal, co-curricular and personal learning.
  • Make and articulate the connections within their course of study.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study