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General Studies
Associate Degree


The Associate in General Studies degree is designed for those students who do not wish to transfer to a four-year college or pursue an Associate in Technical Arts degree in a specific occupational area. It is a terminal degree with emphasis on improvement of basic skills, general knowledge in the areas of humanities, natural science, and social science, and some specialty of your choice.

Degree Requirements

To qualify for the Associate in General Studies degree you must complete 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above, with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 ("C" average).

The 90 credits must include the following:

1. Forty-three (43) credits taken in communication skills, humanities, math/natural science, social sciences, and health and fitness consisting of the following:

    a. A minimum of ten (10) credits in communication skills, ENGL& 101, ENGL& 102, or ENGL& 235.

    b. A minimum of ten (10) credits in each of the three general areas of knowledge (humanities, math/natural science, and social sciences).

    c. Three (3) credits from the list of courses approved for Health and Fitness distribution.

2. An additional forty-seven (47) credits which you choose to satisfy your own educational plans or interests. Your choices can be occupational, personal enjoyment, physical education, or academic courses.

Reviewed 2018