Associate of Science - AS
The purpose of the general education core is to ensure that college students have the broad knowledge and skills to become lifelong learners in a global community that will continue to change. The general education core courses emphasize a breadth of understanding and not a set of skills, techniques or procedures associated with a specific occupation or profession.
Dyersburg State, along with all institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, share a common lower-division general education core curriculum of forty-one (41) semester hours for baccalaureate degrees and the Associate of Science degree. Lower-division means freshman and sophomore courses. Upon completion of an AS degree, the requirements of the lower-division general education core will be complete and accepted by most Tennessee higher education institutions in the transfer process.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP)
If you follow a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP), the courses in your path will transfer to most universities as well as many private institutions. Visit http://www.tntransferpathway.org/ for more information. Most of the core courses (41 semester hours) and emphasis courses (19 semester hours or more depending upon the Transfer Pathway chosen) are available via online delivery.
The General Studies emphasis guides students who are undecided about career and choice of transfer institution. It also guides students whose academic goals cannot be met by other areas of emphasis.