Associate of General Studies: AGS Degree
The Associate of General Studies Degree is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge, but have no university major or vocational goal in mind. This degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative CCC grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours of General Education courses but are otherwise free to explore new areas of interest. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be completed in courses numbered below 100. This degree is not recommended for students planning to transfer to a university. The Associate of General Studies Degree is intended as an alternative degree which recognizes the mission of the community college that education is a lifelong process.
Minimum credit hours required: 60
General Education Requirements: 25–27 Credit Hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
General Education Outcomes
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3) ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 121¹ Intermediate Algebra with Review (4) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Any approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
Any approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences (4)
Any approved General Education course from the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
Electives: 33–35 Credit Hours
Select 33–35 credit hours either in a variety of disciplines or in an area of concentration.
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
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