Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies AA: Integrated Studies

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The Integrated Studies Core allows students to explore a unique interdisciplinary combination of courses and disciplines.  Students select 2 Cores and complete a minimum of 18 credits, 9 credits from each of the selected Cores. For additional information, please visit the General Studies website.

Using the Integrated Studies Core, students will develop an intentional academic plan that reflects personal, academic, and career goals from two of the following Cores, selecting from the discipline areas or individual courses listed for each of the two Cores:


Core 1- Studies in Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages

Core 2- Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Core 3-Studies in Social Science, Administration and Health

Art (ARTT)

Dance (DANC)


Film (FILM),

History (HIST),

Linguistics (LING),

Music (MUSC),

Philosophy (PHIL),

Speech (COMM),

Theater (THET),

Women’s and Gender Studies (WMST and GNDS),


Astronomy (ASTR)

Biology (BIOL)
Chemistry (CHEM)

Computer Science (CMSC)

Electrical Engineering (ENEE)

Engineering Science (ENES)

Geology (GEOL)

Mathematics (MATH)

Meteorology (AOSC)

Nutrition (NUTR)

Physical Science (PSCI)

Physics (PHYS)


Anthropology (ANTH)

Criminal Justice (CCJS)‡‡ 

Economics (ECON)

Applied Geography (GEOG)

Health (HLTH)

History (HIST)

Hospitality Management (HMGT)

Physical Education (PHED)‡‡ ‡‡ 

Political Science (POLI)

Psychology (PSYC)

Sociology (SOCY)

Student 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 120 , GDES 134 , GDES 136 )

Interior Design (IDES 101 , IDES 211 , IDES 212 )

Integrated Studies (ISTD 173 )

Photography (PHOT 150 PHOT 161 )

Television and Radio (TVRA 134 )

Architecture Technology

(ARCH 101 )

Biotechnology (BIOT 110 )

Computer Application

(CMAP 120 )

Landscape Technology

(LNTP 100 

Networking (NWIT 101 )

Accounting (ACCT 221 , ACCT 222 )

Business (BSAD 101 , BSAD 210 )

Education (EDUC 101 , EDUC 102 , EDUC 119 )

Emergency Management

(EMGT 101 )

Health Information Management (HINM 115 , HINM 116 )

Integrated Studies (ISTD 140 )

Management (MGMT 101 , MGMT 211 , MGMT 201 )


Integrated Studies 611D -General Degree Requirements

In order to complete this degree, students must

  1. complete of a minimum of 60 Credit hours including

    1. General Education Requirements- 32-35 Credit hours

    2. 9 credit hours from each of 2 Cores with a minimum of 3 credit hours at 200 level

    3. Electives- Up to 10 Credit hours as needed to complete 60 Credit hours

  2. Complete a minimum of 15 Credits at 200 level., with at least 3 credit hours at the 200 level from one Core

  3. Have a GPA of 2.0


Suggested Course Sequence

All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Health foundation 1 semester hour (HLTF)
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Speech foundation 3 semester hours (SPCF)
  • Elective  1 semester hours  ‡‡ 

Third Semester

  • Behavioral  and social sciences distribution  3 semester hours (BSSD) **
  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • Core 1  course    3 semester hours
  • Core 1 course   3 semester hours
  • Core 2 course  3 semester hours

Fourth Semester

  • Core 1  course  3 semester hours
  • Core 2 course  3 semester hours
  • Core 2 course  3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡‡ 
  • Elective 3 semester hours ‡‡ 

Total Credit Hours: 60

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

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

‡  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 in General Education (32 Credit hours) or Core courses are counted toward elective credit hours.

‡‡‡ Except CCJS 255  .

‡‡‡‡ Students are limited to 2 PE activity courses #100-199.

† A 3 credit hour HLTF course is recommended for students intending to transfer.

Please 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.