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2023-2024 Catalog/Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog/Student Handbook

Uniformed Certificate of General Studies (UCGS)

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(Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses)

Award: Certificate

Length: Thirty-two or Thirty-three credit hour program

Program Purpose: This certificate is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four year school following their studies at SVCC.

Program Description: The general education certificate requires courses usually taken in the first year of a four year degree. Students are urged to learn which courses their transfer schools prefer. Students should also speak with an advisor at that school. Students and their SVCC advisor can then plan their classes to meet their transfer needs.  This certificate is a part of the Transfer VA initiative with guaranteed transfer credits to all public 4-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

Admission Requirements: A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalents) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, developmental courses are available to prepare students for the curriculum.


Required Courses

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

  • 3 credit(s)
  • History Approved Transfer Course5  3 credit(s)
  • Math Approved Transfer Course6 3 or 4 credit(s)
  • HUM, ART, or Literature Approved Transfer Course7 3 credit(s)
  • HUM, ART, or Literature Approved Transfer Course8  3 credit(s)

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits for Certificate: 32 or 33

1Select one from ECO 201  , ECO 202  ,GEO 210  , PLS 135, PSY 200  , SOC 200  

2Select one from one of the subcategories: Quantitative/Statistics Pathway (MTH 154  , MTH 245  ), Calculus Pathway (MTH 161  , MTH 162  ,MTH 263  , MTH 264  ) while abiding by prerequisites

3Select one from BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, PHY 100, PHY 201, PHY 202 while abiding by prerequisites

4Select one from any footnoted list or take CST 110

5Select one from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122

6If MTH 161 was selected from footnote list 2, take MTH 162. Otherwise, select a course from any footnoted list, or select CST 110

7Select one from one of the subcategories: Art (ART 101, CST 151), Humanities (HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 210, PHI 220, REL 230), or Literature (ENG 246, ENG 250, ENG 255, ENG 258, ENG 275)

8Select one from one of the subcategories NOT chosen from the list in footnote 7. You cannot choose two courses from the same subcategory.

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