The Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students who wish to explore their individual interests within an academic structure. Acceptance of credit for the AGS degree is at the discretion of the receiving institution
Program and/or Course Requirements
General Education - Required (20 hours)
- Introduction to Composition or
- Composition I or
- Composition & Analysis or
- Communications or
- Technical Writing
- Fundamentals of Effective Speaking or
- Interpersonal Communications
- Any general life or physical science or mathematics course
- Any general humanities course
- Any general social science course
Area of Concentration - Required (12 hours)
Note: A minimum of 12 semester hours must be successfully completed in one (1) of seven (7) areas of concentration listed below. Courses which are not college level, including, but not limited to community education, adult basic education, and adult secondary education may not be used to satisfy the Area of Concentration requirements.
Only course numbers with a 1 or 2 in the first position and a 1, 2 or 6 in the second position are eligible for the Area of Concentration requirements. Courses used to satisfy the General Education requirements may not be counted toward Area of Concentration requirements.
- Comm. Skills: English, composition, communications, journalism, speech
- Mathematics: College algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, liberal arts, technical mathematics
- Science: Life or physical science courses such as biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, anatomy, chemistry, physics
- Humanities: Advanced speech, literature, art, music, philosophy, drama, French, German, Spanish, etc.
- Social Science: Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology
- General Business: Management, marketing, accounting, advertising, bookkeeping, general business
- Tech. Skills: Coursework may be selected from any one (1) technical certificate or degree program. Eligible courses are listed in the catalog under programs and curricula.
Elective Course Work - Required (32 hours)
NOTE: Thirty-two (32) semester hours of the Associate in General Studies degree may be elective coursework. Courses eligible as electives are those courses which have a 1 or 2 in the first position and a 1, 2 or 6 in the second position. Courses which are not college level, including community education, remedial education, and adult secondary education are not eligible.
Courses taken to satisfy General Education and Area of Concentration requirements may not be used to satisfy elective coursework. College Orientation is highly recommended.
Program Total: 64
We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.