2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of General Studies Degree, AGS [AGS, 60 Total Credits]

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The Associate of General Studies degree is designed for students who, while seeking advanced learning in a broad variety of disciplines, do not wish to concentrate in any one particular field of study. The numerous elective credits in the degree provide students with an excellent opportunity to pursue learning in traditional academic disciplines or occupational programs. While some courses may transfer, the AGS is not intended as a transfer degree within the NSHE. STUDENTS WISHING TO COMPLETE THIS DEGREE MUST CONSULT AN ADVISOR/SUCCESS COACH IN ORDER TO PLAN A COURSE OF STUDY.

  1. Produce oral and written communication befitting the context and audience.
  2. Utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems.
  3. Identify and analyze a problem, generate and consider potential solutions, and defend the best solution based on evidence and reasoning.
  4. Synthesize information from a variety of academic disciplines.
  5. Examine the variations in human culture and incorporate perspectives of diversity.

General Education Requirements (25 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

  • any AM prefix course
  • or  any COM prefix course
  • or   or above
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any PHIL prefix course
  • or  any RST prefix course
  • or  any World Languages (From the following Prefixes: ARA, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, THAI)

Fine Arts (3 credits)

Natural Science (3 Credits)

Social Science (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (35 credits)

  • See an Academic Advisor or Counselor for course selection

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