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Associate in General Studies Degree Requirements    A.G.S.

The Associate in General Studies degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and greater philosophical appreciation for lifelong learning. Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. See Additional Degree and Graduation Requirements.
The Associate in General Studies degree will be awarded upon completion of a program of study not less than sixty-two (62) credit hours, including the following distribution of general education:

Minimum AGS Degree Requirements

  1. Communications- 6 credit hours
    ALL grades MUST be a C or better
    PDF LogoEnglish Comp. I- 3 credit hours
    and one of the following- 3 credit hours
    PDF LogoEnglish Comp II
    PDF LogoPublic Speaking
    PDF LogoInterpersonal Comm.
  2. Natural Science and Math - 6 credit hours
    Must include one course from each of the following areas. Math review hours will not meet this requirement.
    PDF LogoMA 120 or above - 3 credit hours
    Natural Science - 3 credit hours
    Courses numbered 100 and above will satisfy this requirement.
  3. Social/ Behavioral Science- 6 credit hours
    Social Science - 3 credit hours
    Behavioral Science - 3 credit hours
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts- 6 credit hours
    From two different departments
    Fine Arts 3 credit hours
    Humanities 3 credit hours
  5. Physical Education- 1 credit hour
    One activity course or Lifetime Fitness
    Physical Education or Dance

Required General Education Courses                25 credit hours
Additional Courses Necessary
to Complete Program of Study                            37 credit hours
Minimum Graduation Requirement                  62 credit hours Total

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