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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies (A.G.S.)

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Associate of General Studies

The Associate degree in General Studies with concentrations in Arts and Humanities, Applied and Natural Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences is a broad based, interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and cultural awareness through an individualized course of study.

Subject Area Blocks

Students pursuing the Associate degree in General Studies must choose one of the following blocks for the Concentration Area.

Arts and Humanities Block

Art, Art Education, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, History, Mass Communication, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women’s Studies

Applied and Natural Sciences Block

Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Computer Science, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Geology, Instrumentation, Mathematics, Nutrition and Food Science, Physical Science, Physics, Process Plant Technology, Radiologic Sciences, Technology, Wildlife Management
Sciences Block
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Family and Child Studies, Geography, Government, Health and Human Performance*, Office Systems and Business Communication, Paralegal Studies, Psychology, Sociology
*No more than four (4) hours of Basic or Intermediate Skills and Techniques may be applied to the AGS.

Students who wish to pursue the Associate of General Studies (AGS) must meet the following requirements:

  • Must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses counted toward the degree.

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 23

  • Concentration Area - 18
  • Electives - 5


1Students must complete six (6) hours of Natural Sciences.

  • Life Sciences: BIOL 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 225, 226; ENSC 101, 102. (No duplicate credit for BIOL 101 and BIOL 105; no duplicate credit for BIOL 102 and BIOL 106)
  • Physical Sciences: CHEM 101, 102, 120, 135, 136; ENCS 101, 102; GEOL 101, 102; PHSC 101, 102; PHYS 151, 211, 212.

2Students may not use pedagogical mathematics (MATH 122 or MATH 223) to satisfy the mathematics elective.
3Approved History- HIST 101, 102, 121, 122, 201, or 202.
4Approved Literature- ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, 221.
5Approved Fine Arts- ART 101, 102, 105, 217, 228, 245, 251, 262, 363, 331, 365; ENGL 271, 272; MUSC 215, 318, 353; THEA 161.

Total Hours for Degree: 60

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