General Studies


Thanks for navigating to the General Studies Program page of our website. The majority of college students choose General Studies as their major to focus on the General Education courses needed for all degrees. Fletcher has several articulation agreements with universities to make transferring as seamless as possible. Students can check transferable courses to Louisiana institutions by consulting the Board of Regents’ Articulation Matrix: General Studies is designed to provide the flexibility needed to meet the needs of students who have a variety of backgrounds and interests. General Studies offers the people of the community a pathway to achieve both personal and career goals. The curriculum provides students with a broad foundation of fundamental academic skills in order to pursue additional studies. CIP 240102

program options

certificate of General Studies

The Certificate of General Studies can be attained in as quick as seven 8-week sessions! The curriculum and suggested schedule can be found by clicking this link:
Certificate of General Studies 

Associate of General Studies

The Associate Degree is a 2-year program that is very flexible to meet the students' interests.

Students wishing to earn the Associate of General Studies Degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the 30-hour General Education requirement
  • Complete twelve hours of specific Enrichment Electives
  • Complete an 18-credit hour Concentration Area selected in consultation with an advisor
  • Earn a grade point average of 2.5 for coursework taken in the area of concentration
  • Students will select a concentration area in consultation with an advisor. 

Fletcher offers the following concentrations:

  • Accounting Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Cardiopulmonary Care Science
  • Care and Development of Young Children
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Integrated Production Technologies
  • Logistics Technology
  • Medical Coding / Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
  • Office Systems Technology
  • Phlebotomy (Maximum 16 hours)
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Technical Studies

For students interested in transferring to Nicholls State University, a two plus two Associate of General Studies guide has been built to meet your needs:

The AGS Advising Handbook provides you with your degree plan, the list of transferable courses, the Intent to Participate Form, and Cross-Enrollment instructions to make the transfer process smooth and simple. Reach out to our transfer specialist in the Student Success Center (room 127) for more details.

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