The Associate in General Studies degree is for students who wish to further their education, but who choose not to meet the requirements of either the AA degree or the AAS degree. Courses required for this degree may transfer, but will not necessarily fulfill the general education requirements at a four-year college or university.
Upon completion of the Associate in General Studies degree, graduates will be able to: - appreciate the diversity of cultures in the United States and in the world, - communicate effectively, both written and orally, - recognize moral conflicts and adjust their behavior accordingly, and - demonstrate the value of life-long learning and personal growth. COMMUNICATIONS 6 hours A. EN101 English I 3 hrs B. SP175 Speech Communications 3 hrs SOCIAL SCIENCE 6 hours A. HI103 American History to 1877 or PL216 National Government 3 hrs B. PY121 General Psychology 3 hrs MATHEMATICS 3 hours Intermediate Algebra or above is recommended. HUMANITIES 3 hours ELECTIVES 42 hours TOTAL A.G.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS60 hours NOTES: A minimum final cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum of 60 credit hours are required for graduation. Developmental Studies classes do not apply toward any degree requirements in any program. A maximum of six hours in religion courses will be applied toward a degree. A maximum of two hours in physical education activity credit will be applied toward a degree.
1) Complete an Application for Admission available on the NCMC website. A one-time non-refundable application fee will apply. Dual Credit students who plan to attend NCMC after graduation will need to fill out the application for admission during their Senior year and pay the admission application fee. Returning students, who have not attended NCMC classes for one semester or more, will need to fill out an updated application form. No fee is required. The Admissions Office welcomes prospective students, their parents and friends to visit our campus. 2) Provide NCMC with the appropriate transcripts, documents and test scores. a. For first-time college students, request an official copy of your final or most recent high school transcript be sent to the NCMC Admissions Office. A final, official transcript must be received for final acceptance. The transcript must be from an accredited high school or a state recognized unaccredited high school. The transcript must be sent directly from the high school with an official seal of the school. The transcript must show all of the courses the student completed. Transcripts that have been purchased from a diploma mill or from an online accreditation agency will not be accepted. b. For students who have passed the GED test given by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or any other states GED, send an official copy of your scores or certificate to the Admissions Office. c. For students who are transferring from another college or university, request an official transcript from each college attended. An official high school transcript is also required. d. For home-schooled students, provide verification of having completed a high school course of study and ACT, SAT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores. Home schooled students must provide a copy of placement testing before enrolling in their initial semester. e. All non-citizen applicants to the college must provide proof of immigration status (i.e. Green card ) and must send a high school transcript translated into English before consideration for admittance into NCMC. 3) Provide NCMC with a copy of your ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS scores prior to enrollment. Placement test scores are valid for two years; if your scores are older than two years you will be required to take the COMPASS test. These scores are used for placement in English, math, reading, science, history and government courses and help advisors to assist students in making career and educational plans. If you have not taken any of these, NCMC offers the COMPASS placement test to students who have either not taken the ACT or who need additional testing. Special Requirements - International Students - NCMC Application (online) - International Application - High School Transcript translated into English - College Transcripts translated into English and US equivalents (via service such as WES-World Education Services) - Official TOEFL score report (if official national language is not English – Minimum scores are paper version). Minimum scores are: paper = 500 computer based = 173, or internet based = 61. Or Official IELTS score of 5.5 - Certificate of Finances / Bank Statement Contact us for more information.