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Associate of General Studies

Degree option in General Studies with one of the following:

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;
  7. ability to utilize and apply current computer technology across the curriculum; and
  8. comprehension of basic concepts of art, music, film, theatre, literature, foreign language, history, humanities, and/or philosophy

Required Courses for Associate of General Studies with Non-Prescriptive Course of Study

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
  *Approved Elective 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric II 3
  Natural Science Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
200-Level English or Foreign Language 3
  History 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
Second Semester Hours
HMAN Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
  *Approved Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 3
Total credit hours 60

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

*Any course except CIS 099 or remedial courses.

Degree Option in General Studies with Six Areas of Concentration

The student may declare a CONCENTRATION for the Associate of General Studies from one of the six concentration groups listed below. To satisfy this requirement, 12 hours must be taken within the declared concentration.

GROUP I: Arts, Humanities, Speech, Theatre
GROUP II: Psychology, Sociology
GROUP III: History, Political Science, Geography
GROUP IV: Natural Sciences
GROUP V: Business, Accounting
GROUP VI: Computer Drafting and Design

Concentration courses:


Recommended approved electives

  • TEED 156 Customizing AutoCAD
  • TEED 158 Computer Drafting Applications
  • TEED 160 3D Computer Drafting
  • TEED 171 Building Information Modeling I
  • TEED 172 Building Information Modeling II (prerequisite: TEED 171)

An Associate of General Studies with concentration in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education is also available.

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