Credits required to graduate: 60

Most students complete the Associate in Arts in General Arts and Sciences in two to three years depending on transfer and PLA credits awarded. Students can transfer up to 30 credits from an accredited institution and may be eligible to gain college credit from life/work experience once enrolled. Additional eligible credits can be transferred to a subsequent Pace bachelor’s degree program after review by Admission. For more information, visit our Maximize Credits page.

Required Classes (30 credits)

This course will emphasize critical reading, writing, and thinking. Students will learn to approach the writing, revising, and editing of well-organized and coherent analytical essays as a series of tasks and learn to develop strategies for effectively accomplishing each stage of the writing process. In addition, students will learn basic research skills, including methods of documentation and the use of library and Internet resources.
English Placement 110
This course will emphasize the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of literary and non-fiction texts. Students will learn more advanced research skills, including methods of documentation, the use of library and Internet resources and the synthesis and integration of primary and secondary sources into their own essays.
This course is an upper-level writing requirement. Its focus will be on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students’ field of interest. It may include interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats.
This course is devoted to instruction in the mechanics of writing and presenting one’s own material. This will include such things as the following: outlining, addressing varied audiences, style, and appropriate techniques of delivery, as well as the use of technology to enhance one’s presentation. It is a pragmatic, skills-oriented course designed to provide a context for practicing the construction and presentation of well-reasoned public messages.
This two-week course is designed to prepare students to effectively participate in an asynchronous learning environment. You will receive an introduction to Blackboard, the software Pace University uses to deliver courses for this online program, and will learn essential Internet concepts. There are usually several sections of this course available prior to the start of each semester, and you must successfully complete one of these sessions during the first two weeks of the semester.
This is an introductory course designed to provide students with a basic orientation to computer hardware and to teach the implementation of software applications in telecommunications. Students will use various software packages to create documents, spreadsheets, graphs, and databases and will use the knowledge gained to solve problems and transfer information via electronic media.
This course is an investigation and applications of appropriate mathematical subject matter drawn from algebra, combinatorics and probability, logic, statistics, financial mathematics and geometry.
Modern Language and Culture (4-6 credits)
Lab Science (to be selected with advisement) (4 credits)

Arts and Sciences Electives (7 Credits)

Students will work with their advisor to select electives.

Arts & Sciences Electives (7 credits)


Classes for the two concentrations — Humanities and Social Sciences — to be selected with advisement. Students take 12 credits as part of their selected concentration.

Electives (10-20 credits)

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