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Associate of General Studies

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 Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
  Approved Elective 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
or SPCH 115:   Interpersonal Communication
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
or ENGL 103:    Foundations of Professional Writing****
  Natural Science Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
CIS105: Computer Concepts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  200-level English or Foreign Language 3
HIST: History Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Humanities Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 3
    15
     
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 SPCH110 instead of SPCH115. 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 ENGL102 instead of ENGL103. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate English course.

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

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