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General Studies AA SOCNAV


The Associate in Arts General Studies Degree SOCNAV is designed for active duty military personnel and their adult family members. This degree may be appropriate for those active duty personnel and adult family members whose primary goal is to earn a twoyear college degree.

When a SOCNAV degree is requested, the student must complete a student agreement to have SVC become your “home college”. Your SOCNAV agreement allows you to complete your degree at SVC, even if you are transferred to a new duty station.

This degree requires a total of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 level or above. A minimum 22.5 credits must be earned through an accredited college or university. A maximum of 67.5 credits may come from “gray area” credits. Examples of “gray area” credits include: CLEP/DANTES testing, military schools/rating, independent study, credit by examination, Advanced Placement, seminars/work shops, and PE activity credits beyond two credits. “Gray area” credits may not exceed 45 credits through CLEP/ DANTES testing or 45 credits through military schools/rating. At least 12 credits must be earned at SVC with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Credits must satisfy requirements listed below.

NOTE: common course numbers are in boldface italics.

1. Communication Skills (11-15 cr.)

  • English 101 (5 cr.)
  • English 103, 104, or 235 (5 cr.
  • Communication Studies 210, 220, or 230 (5 cr.)

2. Physical Education (3 cr.)

At least two courses must be activities

3. Natural Sciences (15 cr.)

Select no more than 10 credits from one area, including Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Conservation 202 or 245, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Science, Nutrition, Oceanography, Physics, and Technology.

4. Social Sciences (15 cr.)

Select no more than 10 credits from one department, including Accounting, Anthropology, Business Administration, Computer Science CS 101, Criminal Justice CJ& 101 and CJ& 111, Early Childhood Education ECE 100, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, International Students IS 201 and IS 202, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science and Sociology.

5. Humanities (15 cr.)

Select no more than 10 credits from one department including Art, Communication Studies CMST& 102, 105, 141 and 205, Drama, English, Ethnic Studies 100, World Languages, Humanities, Music, and Philosophy.

6. Electives (27-31 cr.)

In order to accumulate 90 college-level (100 or higher) credits for the degree, you will need elective credits. You may select elective credits from the distribution area of our transfer degree, or other academic courses, or a maximum of 67.5 credits from “gray area” credits. Professional/ technical credits, credits by examination, independent study, PE activity credits beyond two credits, military credits, CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement exams are examples of “gray area” credits.