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2022-2023 Catalog

Uniform Certificate of General Studies


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Length: 31-35 credits

Purpose: The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) is a one-year college program in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education. 

Program Description: This program consists of a minimum of 31 credit hours. Students should take the UCGS courses that best suit their intended program of study at the four-year institution. Only classes completed after May 2020 apply toward UCGS completion. 

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum is obtained by meeting the admission requirements established by the College. You must take developmental coursework as required by placement testing.

Curriculum Requirements: Requirements for the certificate are listed in the curriculum below.

Certificate Requirements


Block I (Written Communication) - 6 credits


Block II (Arts/Humanities/Literature) - 6 credits


Select two courses (the two courses must be from different catagories)

Block V (Mathematics) - 3-5 credits based on pathway


Select one course from student’s pathway

A. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway


Block VII (Specialized General Education Courses) - 6-8 credits


Select two courses [NOTE: For Block VII, the student may complete courses from Blocks I-VI above or any additional course below.  Students should align their Block VII course selection with their intended transfer destination’s specific general education or programmatic requirements.]

Minimum Required for Certificate: 31 Credits


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