General Studies*

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General Studies*

  • General Studies*

Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AA AS 

*This program is also currently available online.

Majoring in General Studies offers an excellent way for you to explore a variety of college course offerings while building foundational knowledge of interdisciplinary subjects. A degree in General Studies can help prepare you for virtually any career. NWCCD offers Associate of Art and Associate of Science degree options for students majoring in General Studies, which will prepare you to transfer to enroll in Bachelor’s degree programs or enter the workforce with newly developed critical thinking skills. The NWCCD General Studies program is available at both Gillette College and Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

Businesses and organizations across the world seek college graduates who can work in teams, communicate effectively, take initiative, understand ethics, think critically, conduct research, analyze problems and identify solutions. An Associate degree in General Studies will give you those skills and more, helping you prepare for a career in an array of job fields.


Careers and Opportunities

With the broad knowledge of interdisciplinary studies, critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt to new tasks and fields, General Studies degree graduates find jobs in virtually every industry. Many students use their General Studies backgrounds to pursue Bachelor’s degrees or advanced training. An Associate degree from NWCCD in General Studies will give you the skills and knowledge to join a career such as:


  • Store manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Advertising and sales
  • Customer service
  • Sports and recreation
  • Event planning
  • Media and news
  • Law enforcement



NWCCD’s Associate degree program in General Studies will allow you to explore your passions with numerous course offerings.



Our Program

Our NWCCD General Studies program will introduce you to a broad spectrum of disciplines, concepts and areas of study. Our graduates are well-equipped to work with teams, addressing issues and developing solutions for businesses and programs. You will also be able to take your NWCCD Associate degree in General Studies and transfer to colleges and universities nationwide with many of your general education requirements checked off, allowing you to pursue your interests and goals.


NWCCD’s General Studies program offers excellent flexibility, allowing you to choose different paths of interests. As a student in the General Studies program, you will receive a broad-based education that will allow you to think critically, communicate effectively and organize information from different disciplines that will help you be successful in numerous careers. You will learn high-valued skills that are in demand for companies and organizations nationwide as well as gain a strong academic background if you decide to continue your education and transfer to a college or university.


NWCCD’s General Studies program is available in Associate of Art and Associate of Science degree options. Both are offered at Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Our NWCCD General Studies graduates have transferred into Bachelor’s degree programs across the nation.


Faculty and Community

NWCCD’s faculty are enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to helping you identify your academic and career goals. As a General Studies student, you will have the opportunity to take courses across multiple faculty departments, from Art to Computer Science, Math to History. Our faculty will ensure you understand a variety of subjects and current topics to prepare you to transfer to a university or enter the workforce.


As a General Studies student, you will explore a broad range of elective courses, ranging from Earth Science to foreign languages like Spanish and French, all with the guidance of NWCCD’s expert, friendly faculty. Small class sizes will also allow you to gain individualized attention.


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Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070