(in effect Fall 2023)
Candidates for this degree must:
- Complete between 60 and 64 semester hours of academic credit of which at least 50% or the last 20 semester hours shall be in residence.
- Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Select a program that will be recognized on the student’s official transcript.
- Complete the following minimum requirements:
Social Sciences 9 credits
Courses must be selected from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Science and Mathematics 7 credits
Courses must include a minimum of four credit hours of laboratory science and a minimum of three credit hours of mathematics from MAT 102-MAT 227. Courses must be selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Physics.
Humanities 6 credits
Courses must be selected from Art, Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, General Music, Philosophy, and Religion.
Distributed Requirement 3 credits
Course must be selected from Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics.
General Electives 26-30 credits
Courses may include up to 30 semester hours of career/technical courses.
Communications 9 credits
Courses must be selected from:
Diversity Requirement 3 credits
*The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number of credits required for graduation; the course taken to fulfill the diversity requirement will also fulfill requirements in Social Sciences, Humanities, or General Electives. A list of courses that will satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the College catalog.
The Associate in General Studies degree allows students to combine a core of basic courses with a program that can be customized to their academic goals. This degree may be appropriate for those students undecided about future educational or career goals. However, because of the flexibility of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a four year institution. Students should work closely with their advisor for program planning assistance.