Designed for students who are interested in a
program of studies that will allow them to attain
educational or career goals that are not satisfied by
associate degrees offered in Programs of Instructions
listed in this catalog.
Associate in Arts Degree: Selected Studies
Courses Required for the Major:
The student must earn a minimum of 18 required
semester units in a single discipline or related
disciplines. The approved course of study represents
a cohesive and rigorous program of instruction
related to a specific goal not met by other Programs
of Instruction as found in this catalog. The student
and a counselor will develop a Selected Studies
program to be submitted to an academic standards committee for review and approval. The student is
encouraged to meet with the counselor early in his
or her educational career to review the student’s
statement of justification for the Associate of
Arts Degree: Selected Studies and to develop an
Only one course from the approved pattern for
the Selected Studies major may be used to satisfy
SDCCD general education requirements. Students
must fulfill additional requirements for the Associate
Degree as listed in this catalog.
For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree on page 81.
Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.
Recommended Electives: Electives are particularly
important in this program. They may be used by the
student to strengthen the major, explore new fields
of interest, and satisfy graduation requirements at a
The student who plans carefully may fulfill the
requirements for the A.A. Degree and also complete
most lower division requirements at the four-year
institution of his/her choice in the major area and in
general education. See generalized guide for transfer
student located in this catalog.