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Deciding which PCC degree to earn can be confusing. Talking with an Academic Advisor about your degree options will help you make the right decision.

If you are still undecided about your educational goal after your initial meeting with an Academic Advisor, you can always:

  • Make an appointment with a Counselor for career counseling.
  • Take a 1,2, or 3 credit Counseling and Guidance class, CG 140A, 140B or 140C.

All PCC degrees require at least 90 credits, courses in Writing, Math, General Education and major requirements. However, each degree has its own set of rules about what you need to take to fulfill the requirements. More detailed degree information can be found in the PCC Catalog. When you have decided, you can log in to MyPCC and change your major or degree.

Learn more about the different tracks by clicking on a paw below.

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College Lingo

General Education
Each school has a unique name that they use to refer to General Education requirements. For example, Oregon State University refers to their General Education requirements as Baccalaureate Core. Portland State uses the term University Studies and University of Oregon has Group Requirements. General Education requirements usually consist of a set number of classes in the subject areas of Arts and Letters, Social Science, and Math and Science. Each school has different requirements with a minimum number of credits.