Jun 18, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Associate of General Studies


The Associate of General Studies degree is a basic degree that provides a foundation in several disciplines, including English, mathematics, and science. The degree plan offers the student an opportunity to establish a base of knowledge about general education courses while using electives to explore one or more specialized areas of study. This degree works for students who need to make a decision about a career choice and for students who plan to move to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree not typically offered at a community college.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of General Studies will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of information by reading college-level material across the curriculum;
  2. ability to communicate effectively in written English across the curriculum;
  3. proficiency in oral communication skills across the curriculum;
  4. ability to comprehend and perform course-specific mathematical problems;
  5. development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum;
  6. ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum; and
  7. ability to utilize and apply current computer technology across the curriculum.

Required Courses for Associate of General Studies:

Freshman Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


  • 200-Level English or Foreign Language Credit Hours: 3
  • History Credit Hours: 3
  • Fine Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *

Second Semester: 15 Hours


  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *
  • Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 60


Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

*For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate  mathematics course.

**Any 3-hour credit course except remedial courses.

***For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take SPCH 110  instead of SPCH 115 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate speech course.

****For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take ENGL 102  instead of ENGL 103 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate English course.

Fine Arts Electives: ART 201 ART 202 ART 206 COMM 240 MUSC 120 MUSC 121 ; or THTR 101 THTR 131  

Humanities Electives: ENGL 201  ENGL 202  ENGL 250  ENGL 251  ENGL 252  ENGL 255  ENGL 256  ENGL 257 ; French, History; Humanities; Religion; Spanish; SPCH 115   

Behavioral/Social Science Electives: Anthropology, BADM 201  or BADM 202 , CJUS 101 , Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

​Natural Science Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, or SCI 101 SCI 102   

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.