You understand the value of pursuing a degree, but you're still figuring out what it is that you want to do.

We get it, and there's room for you, even if you don't know what you want to focus on yet. The General Studies program at Harford gives you the opportunity to explore a depth of coursework across various disciplines.


At Harford Community College, we offer a general studies degree concentration that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree in the field of study you wish to pursue.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



Tony Wohlers







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your general studies pursuit.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in the multidisciplinary general studies program through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

English Composition and Literature

Speech Fundamentals

Biology Electives

Arts Electives

Behavioral and Social Science Electives


What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree concentration in general studies at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution equipped with the foundational courses you need to pursue a degree in the program concentration of your choice.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland
  • Bowie State University
  • Goucher College

Potential Careers

  • Human Resources
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health

Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.