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Associate in General Studies Degree Requirements

Certain courses within this degree may or may not transfer to baccalaureate degree granting institutions. The student must complete 64 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above. There is a minimum cumulative general education requirement of 31 semester hours. A minimum number of semester credit hours will be required in each of the fields listed below. NOTE: No courses numbered below 100 apply.

I.  Written and Oral Communications (6 hours)

English Composition I

and any ONE of the following:

Creative Writing
English Composition II
Interpersonal & Group Communications
Public Speaking
Technical Writing

II.  Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

A minimum of 6 credit hours from the following:

Economics
Government
Geography
Psychology
Sociology
Marriage & Family

III.  Science and Math (6 hours)

Mathematics*

A minimum of 3 credit hours from the following:

Intermediate Algebra or Higher Level Math

Science*

A minimum of 3 credit hours from the following:

Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics

IV.  Humanities (6 hours)

A minimum of 6 credit hours from the following:

Art
Theatre
History
Music
Humanities
Communications
Foreign Language
Literature
Philosophy

V.  Computer Science (3 hours)

A minimum of 3 credit hours from the following:

Computer Information Systems
Computer Concepts and Applications
or Higher Level Computer Course

VI.  Lifetime Fitness Concepts (2 hours)

VII.  College Orientation (1 hour)**

VIII.  College Orientation II (1 hour)***

IX.  Area of Interest (33 semester hours)

* Student should check with advisor for specific course requirements at transfer institution.

** College Orientation I is required for all first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students.

***College Orientation II is required for all Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in General Studies students.  Students should enroll in the course following the completion of 45 credit hours including English Composition I.