General Studies, Associate of Arts & Sciences
The Appalachian Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet. The culture is also one of the most unique. Get started toward your bachelor's degree at Southwest, with classes offering a focus on Appalachia.
Get the credits you need to transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree, with a specialized focus on Appalachian culture. Contact us today to get started!
A QUALITY EDUCATION
The Appalachian Studies, General Studies specialization program provides a perspective on the uniqueness of Appalachia and a broad foundation of skills you can build on. Improve your abilities in writing, critical thinking, and math, while earning credits that are equivalent to the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor’s degree.
The program allows students to gain a broader knowledge of the varied cultures of the Appalachian region through specialized studies in Literature, History, and Sociology.
By earning those credits in Southwest Virginia Community College’s general studies associate degree program, you’ll get more personal attention than you would at a large university, while paying lower tuition and getting strong academic guidance.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.
Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.
Distance Learning from Southwest is a great way to get a college education on your schedule. Classes are delivered online, offering a flexible way to get a degree, certificate, or to take classes to transfer to a four-year college or university. Some programs require internships, in-person labs , and/or classes. Contact us for details.