Liberal Arts - General Studies

WSCC offers a variety of options for educational advancement in the business field. You may choose from three degree programs or two short certificates. These options were designed to meet a variety of educational goals.

Admission Requirements and Curriculum

Liberal Arts/General Studies


About the Program

Wallace State offers an education that prepares students for seamless transfer to any number of public and private colleges and universities.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a course of study in a liberal arts area.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a career of study in a general field or specialized professional field.

A General Studies Short-Term Certificate is also available. This certificate includes courses required for the A.A. and/or A.S., and may be obtained enroute to one of those degrees. Students who plan to transfer to a university before completing an associate degree may choose to take advantage of the General Studies Certificate. This credential may also be used to enhance employability in the workforce.  

More than a hundred degree, career, and transfer options are offered through Wallace State. Students who start at Wallace State have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, business owners, engineers, rocket scientists, and countless other professions that are personally and professionally rewarding. 

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine a plan to complete General Education Core requirements with consideration of the academic requirements of an individual student’s transfer-receiving institution. Departments and programs may suggest, require, or specify appropriate course work not only to complete these requirements but also to facilitate the transfer process.

Students are encouraged to obtain specific transfer information from Alabama Transfers during their freshmen and sophomore years in order to become familiar with transfer requirements if they plan to attend an Alabama public college or university as well as meeting with the designated advisor.

Alabama Transfers (Statewide Articulation Reporting System) is a computerized articulation and transfer-planning system designed to inform students about degree requirements, course equivalents, and other transfer information pertaining to specific majors at each state-funded four-year institution. Once a student chooses a major and a place of transfer, an individualized guide and agreement can be created. The Alabama Transfers serves as a contract, a guarantee of credit transfer. Information on the Alabama Transfers program is available in the Advising Center in the lobby of the Bailey Center at