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. Requirements for the Associate in General Studies degree are:
19 sem. hrs.
Area of concentration
12 sem. hrs.
33 sem. hrs.
64 sem. hrs.
Any general life or physical science or
mathematics course 5 sem. hrs.
Any general humanities course 3 sem. hrs.
Any general social science course 3 sem. hrs.
Total General Education Requirements 19 sem. hrs.
II. Area of Concentration
A minimum of 12 semester hours must be successfully completed in one (1) of seven (7) areas of concentration listed. Courses which are not college level, including, but not limited, to community education, remedial 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.
• Communications Skills
English, composition, communications, journalism, and speech.
College algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, liberal arts, and technical mathematics.
Life or physical science courses such as biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, anatomy, chemistry, and physics.
Advanced speech, literature, art, music, philosophy, drama, French, German, Spanish, etc.
• Social Science
Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
• General Business
Management, marketing, accounting, advertising, bookkeeping, and general business.
• Technical Skills
Course work may be selected from any one (1) technical certificate or degree program. Eligible courses are listed in the catalog under programs and curricula.
III. Elective Course Work
Thirty-three (33) semester hours of the Associate in General Studies degree may be elective course work.
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 course work.
College Orientation (highly recommended) 1 sem. hr.
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Introduction to Composition
Composition & Analysis
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
Any general life or physical science or mathematics course
Any general humanities course
Any general social science course
Area of Concentration
Elective Course Work
We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.
This is a General Education or Elective course to be selected and therefore has no schedule link.