General Studies

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An Associate in General Studies is a great way to get started on your college career. Whether you’re looking for affordable classes, need a flexible schedule, or you haven’t picked a concentration or major and want to transfer to a university, Barton is a great option.

Our degree is available in-person or completely online, and classes are offered in 4, 6, 8, and 16 week sessions via BARTonline.

Barton Community College's general studies curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation of core general education subjects like communications, math and science, humanities, and social sciences.


2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

2018-2020 Associate in General Studies

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

2020-2022 Associate in General Studies

Check out our interactive class search for more detailed information on courses offered each term.

Students Preparing to Transfer

For students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and complete a bachelor's degree, electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their academic advisor to learn more about transferring credits.

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Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!